What does complacent mean?

Definitions for complacent
kəmˈpleɪ səntcom·pla·cent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. complacent(Adjective)

    Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

    Etymology: From complacens, present participle of complacere, from com- + placere; see please and compare complaisant.

  2. complacent(Adjective)

    Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. COMPLACENT

    too confident and relaxed because you think you can deal with something easily, even though this may not be true;a feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder;pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect;pleasant; complaisant;a feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder;marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies : marked by complacency : SELF-SATISFIED; UNCONCERNED;apathetic,disinterested, incurious, indifferent, insensible, insouciant, nonchalant, perfunctory, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterested;Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements;Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.smug, pleased with yourself, resting on your laurels, pleased, contented, satisfied, gratified, serene, unconcerned, self-righteous, self-assured, self-contented;Careless and casual,careless,casual,complacency; complacent, self-satisfied, self-complacent,contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions.

    With regular appreciation, the employees will not become complacent in their work.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 14, 2020  

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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

Examples of complacent in a Sentence

  1. Huw Evans:

    In the UK, the real political uncertainty for our sector comes from the dual and interconnected possibility that the UK could leave the EU and that the UK could dissolve if Scotland voted to become independent, even five years ago, the likelihood of both would have seemed far more remote than they do now and so we certainly cannot be complacent.

  2. Nicky Morgan:

    Since the IT problems at TSB began, its public communications have often been complacent and misleading. This tone has been set from the top.

  3. Wolfe Herd:

    I'd rather be overly ambitious than completely complacent, i think that we all have a choice with how we spend the hours of our day.

  4. Mike Levin:

    We can't be complacent. We can't take any of these seats for granted, each of us that worked so hard to flip the county need to stay focused, and we've got to continue to build upon the success we had in 2018.

  5. David Cameron:

    We were guilty of being very complacent and the funds did n’t come, our horses were injured at the wrong time and I just missed qualifying by a hair’s breadth, but I feel like all of these things have helped me plan.

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