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"


  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.]

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