self-pleasing

adjective
self-pleas·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈplē-ziŋ How to pronounce self-pleasing (audio) \

Definition of self-pleasing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: giving pleasure to oneself : pleasing to oneself a self-pleasing lifestyle self-pleasing behaviors "… we're a band of audiophiles and also a self-pleasing band. If we're making the music we really want to be making … that's how we define success. …"— Paul Deakin

self-pleasing

noun

Definition of self-pleasing (Entry 2 of 2)

: the giving of pleasure to oneself … it is the way of worldliness and earthly mindedness, the way of sensuality and self-pleasing.— Sam Lomen Life involves a healthy balance between "people-pleasing" and "self-pleasing."— Robert Whitley

First Known Use of self-pleasing

Adjective

1590, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1583, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-pleasing

Time Traveler for self-pleasing

Time Traveler

The first known use of self-pleasing was in 1583

See more words from the same year

Statistics for self-pleasing

Cite this Entry

“Self-pleasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-pleasing. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

Comments on self-pleasing

What made you want to look up self-pleasing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!