self-pleasing

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

Definition of self-pleasing

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: 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

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“Self-pleasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-pleasing. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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