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adjective as in pleased with oneself

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Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.

Then they stood in front of the chalkboard, smug and self-satisfied.

Little will actually be solved other than a generation exhaling with self-satisfied relief.

“I guess I felt it to be stodgy, self-satisfied, maybe a little dull,” he confesses.

So, what are self-satisfied European leaders and the forgiving bond markets overlooking?

I thought Mr. Wilmot would think great things of it—it was all wrong and self-satisfied.

I think so, at least, by the agitation they are in and by the self-satisfied air with which they applaud their success.

Meanwhile the bear retired to his pedestal and sat down upon it with a graceful and self-satisfied air.

There is a serene self-satisfied smirk on the marble face, which looks more like that of a woman than a man.

The woods closed in on him again, he left the stone-breaker behind, and his face soon assumed its usual self-satisfied expression.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-satisfied, such as: arrogant, smug, bigheaded, complacent, conceited, and content.

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