self-satisfied

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self- +‎ satisfied

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self-satisfied (comparative more self-satisfied, superlative most self-satisfied)

  1. Satisfied with oneself; especially too satisfied; smug; slightly arrogant.
    He stood back and looked at his project with a self-satisfied expression.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.

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