overcomplacency

complacency

[kuhm-pley-suhn-see]
noun, plural complacencies.
1.
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
2.
Archaic.
a.
friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
b.
a civil act.
Also, complacence [kuhm-pley-suhns] .


Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin complacentia. See complacent, -cy

noncomplacence, noun
noncomplacency, noun, plural noncomplacencies.
overcomplacence, noun
overcomplacency, noun
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complacency or complacence (kəmˈpleɪsənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cencies, -cences
1.  a feeling of satisfaction, esp extreme self-satisfaction; smugness
2.  an obsolete word for complaisance
 
complacence or complacence
 
n

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complacency
1640s, from same source as complacence but with the later form of the suffix.
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