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Meaning of COMPLACENT

Pronunciation:  kum'pleysunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  contented to a fault; "he had become complacent after years of success"; "his self-satisfied dignity"
 

COMPLACENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: content(p), contented, self-satisfied
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pla"cent\, a. [L. complacens very pleasing, p.
pr. of complacere; com- + placere to please: cf. F.
complaisant. See {Please} and cf. {Complaisant}.]
Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a
complacent smile.

      They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to
      kings.                                   --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bovine, consequential, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, self-admiring, self-approving, self-assuming, self-complacent, self-congratulating, self-congratulatory, self-content, self-contented, self-delighting, self-endeared, self-esteeming, self-gratulating, self-gratulatory, self-important, self-loving, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, smug, vain, vainglorious
 

 

 

 

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