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complacent

[kuhm-pley-suhnt]
adjective
1.
pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied: The voters are too complacent to change the government.
2.
pleasant; complaisant.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin complacent- (stem of complacēns, present participle of complacēre to take the fancy of, please, equivalent to com- com- + placēre to please

complacently, adverb
noncomplacent, adjective
noncomplacently, adverb
overcomplacent, adjective
overcomplacently, adverb
uncomplacent, adjective
uncomplacently, adverb

complacent, complaisant, compliant.


1. smug, unbothered, untroubled.
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complacent (kəmˈpleɪsənt)
 
adj
1.  pleased or satisfied, esp extremely self-satisfied
2.  an obsolete word for complaisant
 
[C17: from Latin complacēns very pleasing, from complacēre to be most agreeable to, from com- (intensive) + placēre to please]
 
com'placently
 
adv

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complacent
1650s, from L. complacentem "pleasing," prp. of complacere (see complacence). Related: Complacently (1816).
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