complacency

[ kuh m-pley-suh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF complacency

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"It's a shame," she said, with a marked effort to subdue her own complacency.

He might well think with some complacency of the influence he had exerted on the world.

Even as it was, I felt a slight degree of complacency at the circumstance.

Calmer thoughts succeeded this little flicker of complacency.

Mr. Burton Henderson accepted his wife's amendment with complacency.

"It did not require much cleverness for that," he said, with some complacency.

All peace of mind, all complacency in himself is fled forever.

Mrs. Everard did not regard the change in Anne with complacency.

The arts have declined, but our complacency over their decline has ceased.

I have learnt that a measure of self-pride, of complacency, is essential to every human being.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from same source as complacence but with the later form of the suffix (see -cy).

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