ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone as self-satisfied, you mean that they are too pleased with themselves about their achievements or their situation and they think that nothing better is possible.

You're so bloody self-satisfied...

She handed the cigar back to Jason with a self-satisfied smile.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Self-satisfied — Self sat is*fied, a. Satisfied with one s self or one s actions; self complacent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-satisfied — adj too pleased with yourself and what you have done used to show disapproval ▪ A self satisfied smile settled on his face. >.self satis faction n [U] ▪ a feeling of self satisfaction …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-satisfied — adjective showing how pleased you are about your own situation in a way that annoys other people: a self satisfied smile ╾ ,self satis faction noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-satisfied — self satisfied, *complacent, self complacent, smug, priggish Analogous words: satisfied, content (see under SATISFY): conceited, egoistic, egotistic (see corresponding nouns at CONCEIT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • self-satisfied — [self′sat′is fīd΄] adj. feeling or showing an often smug satisfaction with oneself or one s accomplishments self satisfaction n …   English World dictionary

  • self-satisfied — [adj] proud, content complacent, conceited, egotistic, flushed, pleased, puffed up*, self congratulatory, smug, vain; concepts 404,542 Ant. humble, meek, unsure …   New thesaurus

  • self-satisfied — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ smugly complacent. DERIVATIVES self satisfaction noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-satisfied — index complacent, inflated (vain), orgulous, pretentious (pompous), proud (conceited) …   Law dictionary

  • self-satisfied — adjective 1. marked by excessive complacency or self satisfaction a smug glow of self congratulation • Syn: ↑smug • Similar to: ↑contented, ↑content • Derivationally related forms: ↑smugness …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-satisfied — adjective satisfied with oneself; especially too satisfied; smug; slightly arrogant He stood back and looked at his project with a self satisfied expression. Syn: smug …   Wiktionary

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