marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
a smug glow of self-congratulation
contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
he had become complacent after years of success
his self-satisfied dignity
How To Use self-satisfied In A Sentence
- I knew you'd like my ` kettler, '" he observed, with a self-satisfied air, as he sat down with his messmates, who gathered round him. The Three Commanders
- It could take this attitude toward minorities because it was so confident of having the great American majority at its back, hearty, kindly, fair-intentioned, but self-satisfied and unspeculative. Chapter 7. Mark Twain
- The cold streets will glitter under the bright lights and the holiday chez Blair will be rosy, jolly and self-satisfied, blighted only by the possibility that young Euan might overdo it with the sherry.
- This somewhat self-satisfied consensus that we're having ourselves a serious argument about the proper role of government gives the candidates - and the voters - too much credit, I think.
- Back in the Clinton days of untrammeled prosperity, people did claim that "affluenza" was an affliction that made us smug and self-satisfied and, therefore, worse as citizens, family members, and human beings. Obama will make Greg Mankiw a better father??
- It's probably because she has found after six years that she is married to a smug, self-satisfied, arrogant, pompous twit.
- Those self-satisfied smirks and self-assured snarlings will sooner or later turn to hands begging for forgiveness.
- Even from this distance it exudes the smug, self-satisfied and lively aura for which it is famous.
- There was a bit too much self-satisfied smirking. Times, Sunday Times
- The body politic is stagnant, its membership mediocre and undeservedly self-satisfied.