from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Satisfaction, especially complacent satisfaction, with oneself or with one's accomplishments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feeling of fulfillment or contentment with respect to one's own accomplishments or situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being self-satisfied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Satisfaction with one's own excellence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
He was wearing an expression of self-satisfaction.
I can see how it harms animals clearly, but what other than self-righteous self-satisfaction comes from attacking them?
When he came home, armed with the knowledge, he wore a look of self-satisfaction on his face.
He doesn't come flat out and say it but he clearly thinks this a sign of our national tendencies towards complacency, self-satisfaction, and parochialism, and he'd like it if more of us tried to cure ourselves of those tendencies by packing up and shipping out on that slow boat to anywhere.
We all need to bear witness, and do so without smugness or self-satisfaction from the safety of our "free" world.
I feel all the same things — the conflicting attitudes about my body, the guilt but self-satisfaction.
I'm glad I lived that way for a time, just for the self-satisfaction of having done so.
Sense of occasion or self-satisfaction, fresher food ...
I am more than a little tired of the combination of self-satisfaction and intellectual laziness of the pro-immigration economist crow.
Some people buy a similar form of reputation in Nordstroms, or self-satisfaction at a driving range.