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I’m actually disturbed that much of the scientific and public health community seems complacent to make their best guesses and move on without getting to the root cause of the pandemic.

A few good, plentiful harvests since allowed winemakers and growers to become complacent.

Britany is complacent and calls each of her conquests “her boyfriend.”

Keeping a dynamic mindset and test-and-adapt approach is the surest way to stay in front of competition — and it’s a sure bet against becoming complacent.

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This move by Ohio mirrors what other states have done to spur skeptical or complacent residents to get vaccinated, but with a bigger enticement.

The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world.

The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.

She declared, “We cannot remain complacent as this administration takes aim at our children.”

It alerted people to the fact that a lot had become complacent about the possibility of a bear attack.

In politically complacent Japan, thousands of citizens took to the street in the last two weeks to protest the measure.

He motioned Harkness to a chair and resumed his complacent contemplation of a picture that was flowing across a screen.

"It means I wouldn't get married till you are married, anyway," was the complacent answer.

Savary declared that the smiling and complacent young Czar thought the remark delightful.

That complacent remark struck the ear awry, like the whine of a deacons report at a Sunday-school convention.

Gabriel uttered "a little" in a tone to show her that it was the complacent form of "a great deal."


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to complacent, such as: confident, happy, pleased, satisfied, self-righteous, and smug.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.