Definitions for complacencykəmˈpleɪ sən si; -səns
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complacency, complacence, self-complacency, self-satisfaction(noun)
the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
"his complacency was absolutely disgusting"
A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.
"There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more. When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me." --F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1
An instance of self-satisfaction
calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification
the cause of pleasure or joy
the manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability
Origin: [LL. complacentia: cf. F. complaisance. See Complacent, and cf. Complaisance.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is a certain complacency.
There is a culture of complacency in government.
We must maintain our vigilance, Complacency would be our enemy.
Things are on track and on schedule but there is no complacency on my part.
In the last two to three years, we've seen more stagnation of progress because there is complacency.
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- samolibost, uspokojení, sebeuspokojeníCzech
- Selbstzufriedenheit, SelbstgefälligkeitGerman
- suficiencia, autocomplacencia, complacenciaSpanish
- itsetyytyväisyys, tyytyväisyys, mielihyvä, omahyväisyysFinnish
- somaltachdScottish Gaelic
- automulțumire, autoîncântareRomanian
- самодовольство, самоуверенностьRussian
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