Definition of Complacent

1. Adjective. Contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions. "His self-satisfied dignity"




Definition of Complacent

1. a. Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.

Definition of Complacent

1. Adjective. Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug. ¹

2. Adjective. Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complacent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complacent

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Literary usage of Complacent

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Conveniently overlooked in their defining is the fact that complacent has ... This is, in fact, the only meaning Johnson's 1755 dictionary gives complacent. ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"We perceive plainly from his self-complacent admissions that the peculiar hybrid between the gifted artist and the man of blood which he exhibited was ..."

3. On Contemporary Literature by Stuart Pratt Sherman (1917)
"VIII THE complacent TORYISM OF ALFRED AUSTIN IN a day when ancient manuscripts are opened and made to yield up ..."

4. On Contemporary Literature by Stuart Pratt Sherman (1917)
"VIII THE complacent TORYISM OF ALFRED AUSTIN IN a day when ancient manuscripts are opened and made to yield up ..."

5. America and the New Era: A Symposium on Social Reconstruction by Elisha Michael Friedman (1920)
"AMERICA BEFORE THE WAS complacent America.—We were easy-going, ... We were complacent. The policy of drifting had no serious detrimental results. ..."

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