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self-satisfaction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-satisfaction the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself "his complacency was absolutely disgusting"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-satisfaction The quality or state of being self-satisfied.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-satisfaction Satisfaction with one's own excellence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-satisfaction satisfaction with one's self
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Quotations

  • Brian Tracy
    Brian%20Tracy
    “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

At which my countenance beams with the shiny resplendency of self-satisfaction.
"Baboo Jabberjee, B.A." by F. Anstey
I have tried a thousand times, and always without the slightest self-satisfaction.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
She was full of self-satisfaction and trivial pleasure.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
For the next half-hour they would chiefly talk about themselves in a pleasant glow of self-satisfaction.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
They could see it distorted into a malicious grin of cruelty and self-satisfaction.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He showed an unmistakable self-satisfaction, like the elation Wilton had detected in his bearing on two former occasions.
"No Clue" by James Hay
Have the testings confirmed that certainty of heart, or have my words disturbed self-satisfaction?
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
His self-satisfaction made it impossible to wound him.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
He sat himself down by her side, with a smile of self-satisfaction.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
To-day their self-satisfaction has made them indifferent to anything that elevates.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
Reporting progress to the president, Mr. Quinlan expanded with self-satisfaction.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
And who shall say that their self-satisfaction is not healthy and pardonable?
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
Tom came home in high self-satisfaction.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
It is just this self-satisfaction which makes it so hopeless to try to do anything with it.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
His self-satisfaction was immense.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
There is a satisfaction in feeling that one has exerted one's self to some purpose.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
There was a great deal back of the simple words; there was an oily self-satisfaction, and there was a vast amount of portentous reserve.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He spoke with great self-satisfaction.
"The Boys and I" by Mrs. Molesworth
She had ceased even to marvel at the dull self-satisfaction that possessed him.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Beyond a competence, it can afford no real satisfaction, as far as mere self is concerned.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

I long for truth, and yet
I cannot stay from that
My better self disowns,
For a man's attention
Brings such satisfaction
To the craving in my bones.
"A First Confession" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

The self satisfaction, self pride and inner peace it brings.
The self-service mover has improved its efficiency, profits, and customer satisfaction.
However, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher, the aging process isn't all bad because it helps most individuals become more autonomous and self determined, achieving a higher level of personal satisfaction.
Researchers from Penn State recruited 253 students and ask them about their life satisfaction, physical activity and self-esteem for two weeks.
It's easy to see why they resent his cuddly middle-class shtick, with its whiff of self-satisfaction.
Self-scheduling has always been an employee favorite, but having the ability to see all the open slots and to select specific units knowing that they won't be floated added a layer of satisfaction.
"Success is a peace of mind which is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming".
It was the arrogance and smug self-satisfaction of the "greatest generation" against which my generation of the '60s rebelled.
Self-esteem is determined by the level of satisfaction and confidence one has in oneself.
Face down your fears and bring more satisfaction into your life by building up your strongest self.
"Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.".
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In science:

Hence, purposeful efforts are needed to obtain self-implementation and ensure harmony with oneself as well as intellectual and aesthetic satisfaction.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
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