self-satisfaction

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self-sat·​is·​fac·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-shən How to pronounce self-satisfaction (audio) \

Definition of self-satisfaction

: a usually smug satisfaction with oneself or one's position or achievements

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of self-satisfaction

usually disapproving : a feeling of being very pleased or satisfied with yourself and what you have done

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