self-satisfied

[self-sat-is-fahyd, self-]
adjective
feeling or showing satisfaction with oneself.

Origin:
1725–35


complacent, smug, vain, puffed-up.
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self-satisfied
 
adj
having or showing a complacent satisfaction with oneself, one's own actions, behaviour, etc
 
self-satis'faction
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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