Definition of "self-satisfaction" [self•-sat•is•fac•tion]
Satisfaction, especially complacent satisfaction, with oneself or with one's accomplishments. (noun)
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Use "self-satisfaction" in a sentence
"He was wearing an expression of self-satisfaction."
"I can see how it harms animals clearly, but what other than self-righteous self-satisfaction comes from attacking them?"
"When he came home, armed with the knowledge, he wore a look of self-satisfaction on his face."