self-satisfaction

noun

self-sat·​is·​fac·​tion ˌself-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-shən How to pronounce self-satisfaction (audio)
: a usually smug satisfaction with oneself or one's position or achievements

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-satisfaction was in 1605

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“Self-satisfaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-satisfaction. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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