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noun as in pride, contentment

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Example Sentences

It would be a reflexive resort to ideological self-satisfaction.

She does not, in this journal, exhibit the same sort of judgmental self-satisfaction that her female protagonists suffer from.

Those who had received the actual drug reported better levels of self-satisfaction than the unfortunates who just got the placebo.

Occasionally it crosses the line of self-satisfaction, as if to lament that the world is full of innumerate mouth-breathers.

Resist the easy comforts of complacency, the specious glitter of materialism, the narcotic paralysis of self-satisfaction.

Thin face creased in a smile of self-satisfaction, he glanced at the paper he had bought.

The man with the monocle was smug with the self-satisfaction of his tribe.

At which my countenance beams with the shiny resplendency of self-satisfaction.

At the bottom of all he says about his foolhardiness in Dalmatia there lurks a proud self-satisfaction.

“Eberybody knows me so well—das one reason,” answered the negro, with a grin of self-satisfaction.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-satisfaction, such as: complacency, smugness, conceit, glow, peace of mind, and self-approbation.

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