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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complacency, complacence, self-complacency, self-satisfactionnoun

    the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

    "his complacency was absolutely disgusting"


  1. complacencenoun

    Being complacent; a feeling of contentment or satisfaction; complacency.

  2. complacencenoun

    Pleasure, delight.

  3. complacencenoun

    Complaisance; a willingness to comply with others' wishes.

  4. Etymology: From mediaeval complacentia, from Latin complaceo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Complacence, Complacencynoun

    Etymology: complacentia, low Latin.

    I by conversing cannot these erect
    From prone, nor in their ways complacence find. John Milton.

    When the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior affections following, there arises a serenity and complacency upon the whole soul. South.

    Diseases extremely lessen the complacence we have in all the good things of this life. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency, if they discover none of the like in themselves. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 256.

    O thou, in heav’n and earth the only peace
    Found out for mankind under wrath! O thou,
    My sole complacence! John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii. l. 274.

    They were not satisfied with their governour, and apprehensive of his rudeness and want of complacency. Edward Hyde.

    His great humanity appeared in the benevolence of his aspect, the complacency of his behaviour, and the tone of his voice. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 39.

    Complacency and truth, and manly sweetness,
    Dwell ever on his tongue, and smooth his thoughts. Addis.

    With mean complacence ne’er betray your trust,
    Nor be so civil as to prove unjust. Alexander Pope, Ess. Crit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complacencenoun

    alt. of Complacency

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complacence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complacence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. nasty
    • B. squashy
    • C. opaque
    • D. suspicious

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