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


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: 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

Word History

First Known Use


1590, in the meaning defined above


1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-pleasing was in 1583

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“Self-pleasing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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