noun Date: 1661 a usually smug satisfaction with oneself or one's position or achievements

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  • self-satisfaction — [n] pride, contentment complacency, conceit, glow, peace of mind, selfapprobation, self approval, self pleasure, smugness; concepts 410,689 Ant. humility, meekness, self doubt …   New thesaurus

  • Self-satisfaction — Self sat is*fac tion, n. The quality or state of being self satisfied. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-satisfaction — self satisfied ► ADJECTIVE ▪ smugly complacent. DERIVATIVES self satisfaction noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-satisfaction — index pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-satisfaction — N UNCOUNT Self satisfaction is the feeling you have when you are self satisfied. He tried hard not to smile in smug self satisfaction. Syn: smugness …   English dictionary

  • self-satisfaction — noun A feeling of fulfillment or contentment with respect to ones own accomplishments or situation. Without being in any way smug she was radiant with self satisfaction and well doing …   Wiktionary

  • self-satisfaction — /self sat is fak sheuhn/, n. a usually smug satisfaction with oneself, one s achievements, etc. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-satisfaction — self′ satisfac′tion n. a usu. smug satisfaction with oneself, one s achievements, etc • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-satisfaction — self contentment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-satisfaction — /ˌsɛlf sætəsˈfækʃən / (say .self satuhs fakshuhn) noun satisfaction with oneself, one s achievements, etc.; smugness. –self satisfying, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-satisfaction — n. excessive and unwarranted satisfaction with oneself, one s achievements, etc.; complacency. Derivatives: self satisfied adj. self satisfiedly adv …   Useful english dictionary

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