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

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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 — 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 — 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...… …   English 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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