A politician will only be as resolute as the citizen, and Indian sensitivities have been dulled by a culture of complacence.
Happy those who obtain a promise, a look of complacence, or even of curiosity!
Was it complacence or suspicion that stirred the liquid in the cyst so smoothly?
"Yes, she does," said Craig with a complacence that roiled Arkwright.
She was all complacence and compliment the rest of her visit.
Her complacence had suffered a shock, but pride came to her rescue, and she made a determined effort at conversation.
"It's a fair enough home for a man to end his days in," he said with complacence.
The liquor was ebbing in him and with it had flown all his complacence.
There are some scenes of horror on which my imagination can dwell not without some complacence.
There was a fond delight and complacence which I took in Betsey beyond any thing living.
mid-15c., "pleasure," from Medieval Latin complacentia "satisfaction, pleasure," from Latin complacentem (nominative complacens), present participle of complacere "to be very pleasing," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + placere "to please" (see please). Sense of "pleased with oneself" is 18c.