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self-satisfied

[self-sat-is-fahyd, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪd, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing satisfaction with oneself.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
Synonyms
complacent, smug, vain, puffed-up.
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  • There was not a touch of simpering, self-satisfied conventionality anywhere in the exhibition.
  • It is better not to fast, and be thereby humbled, than to fast and be self-satisfied therewith.
  • Fish has been cast by the news media as a self-satisfied showman, but not a speck of pretense crops up during our conversation.
  • She takes the stage with a smug, self-satisfied expression.
  • There was a pleasing, jazzy tune, and my little character walked around planting tomatoes with a self-satisfied little smile.
  • Californians are not usually depicted as secure and self-satisfied.
British Dictionary definitions for self-satisfied

self-satisfied

adjective
1.
having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
Derived Forms
self-satisfaction, noun
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