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"
Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.
Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.
Origin: From complacens, present participle of complacere, from com- + placere; see please and compare complaisant.
self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile
Origin: [L. complacens very pleasing, p. pr. of complacere; com- + placere to please: cf. F. complaisant. See Please and cf. Complaisant.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-plā′sent, adj. showing satisfaction: pleased: inclined to please.—ns. Complā′cence, Complā′cency, pleasure: satisfaction: complaisance.—adv. Complā′cently. [L. complacēre—com, inten., placēre, to please.]
The numerical value of complacent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of complacent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are a little bit too complacent at the moment.
An ambitious amateur will rise above a complacent master.
We believe it was driver error at this point -- he became complacent, or something else was going on.
2015 and 2016 are going to be very volatile, economically but also politically and socially, we are a little bit too complacent at the moment.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous -- on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.
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- complaentCatalan, Valencian
- selbstzufrieden, selbstgefälligGerman
- complaisant, suffisantFrench
- somaltaScottish Gaelic
- öntelt, önelégültHungarian
- 独り善がり, 無関心なJapanese
- zelfingenomen, makkelijk, zelftevreden, zelfgenoegzaamDutch
- egenkär, självgod, självbelåtenSwedish
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