Definitions for complacentkəmˈpleɪ sənt
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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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are a little bit too complacent at the moment.
The whole government machinery became complacent.
We certainly can't afford to be complacent and we must continue to test fully.
We believe it was driver error at this point -- he became complacent, or something else was going on.
The billion-dollar question is, has everyone gotten so complacent that we could see things roll over?
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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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