Definitions for complacentkəmˈpleɪ sənt

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. complacens very pleasing, p. pr. of complacere; com- + placere to please: cf. F. complaisant. See Please and cf. Complaisant.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Studzinski:

    We are a little bit too complacent at the moment.

  2. Ashok Gulati:

    The whole government machinery became complacent.

  3. Peter Dawson:

    We certainly can't afford to be complacent and we must continue to test fully.

  4. Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer:

    We believe it was driver error at this point -- he became complacent, or something else was going on.

  5. Michael Matousek:

    The billion-dollar question is, has everyone gotten so complacent that we could see things roll over?

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