Definitions for complacentkəmˈpleɪ sənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pla•centkəmˈpleɪ sənt(adj.)

  1. pleased, esp. with oneself or one's advantages or accomplishments.

  2. pleasant; complaisant.

Origin of complacent:

1650–60; < L complacent-, s. of complacēns, prp. of complacēre to take the fancy of, please


Princeton's WordNet

  1. complacent, self-satisfied, self-complacent(adj)

    contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions

    "he had become complacent after years of success"; "his self-satisfied dignity"


  1. complacent(Adjective)

    Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

  2. complacent(Adjective)

    Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.

  3. Origin: From complacens, present participle of complacere, from com- + placere; see please and compare complaisant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complacent(adj)

    self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile

Translations for complacent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


showing satisfaction with one's own situation

a complacent attitude.

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