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complacent

[kuh m-pley-suh nt] /kəmˈpleɪ sənt/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin complacent- (stem of complacēns, present participle of complacēre to take the fancy of, please, equivalent to com- com- + placēre to please
Related forms
complacently, adverb
noncomplacent, adjective
noncomplacently, adverb
overcomplacent, adjective
overcomplacently, adverb
uncomplacent, adjective
uncomplacently, adverb
Can be confused
complacent, complaisant, compliant.
Synonyms
1. smug, unbothered, untroubled.
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complacent

/kəmˈpleɪsənt/
adjective
1.
pleased or satisfied, esp extremely self-satisfied
2.
an obsolete word for complaisant
Derived Forms
complacently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin complacēns very pleasing, from complacēre to be most agreeable to, from com- (intensive) + placēre to please
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Word Origin and History for uncomplacent

complacent

adj.

1650s, "pleasing," from Latin complacentem (nominative complacens) "pleasing," present participle of complacere "be very pleasing" (see complacence). Meaning "pleased with oneself" is from 1767. Related: Complacently.

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