What does complacent mean?

Definitions for complacentkəmˈpleɪ sənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word complacent.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Complacent

    kom-plā′sent, adj. showing satisfaction: pleased: inclined to please.—ns. Complā′cence, Complā′cency, pleasure: satisfaction: complaisance.—adv. Complā′cently. [L. complacērecom, inten., placēre, to please.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complacent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complacent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of complacent

  1. complacentcomplacentcomplacent


Translations for complacent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for complacent »

Translation

Find a translation for the complacent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these complacent definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"complacent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Nov. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/complacent>.

Are we missing a good definition for complacent? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for complacent:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.