self-satisfied

adjective
self-sat·​is·​fied | \ ˌself-ˈsa-təs-ˌfīd How to pronounce self-satisfied (audio) \

Definition of self-satisfied

: feeling or showing self-satisfaction

First Known Use of self-satisfied

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-satisfied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-satisfied. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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self-satisfied

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English Language Learners Definition of self-satisfied

usually disapproving : feeling or showing self-satisfaction

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