The unofficial rules that had kept Democrats in the majority with a complacent Republican minority were changing.
The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world.
It also, my dear complacent American friends, offers you a glimpse of the future.
“Unions have been complacent in recent years,” Jenkins said.
The incumbent top management of the biggest banks either did this, or is complicit, or is complacent.
If she, Madame Lorilleux, had acted like that, Coupeau wouldn't be so complacent.
And well might he be amazed at the spectacle which the complacent Bones had secured for him.
We clung to each other only the more closely, and, wrapped in our own happiness, viewed others' misfortunes with complacent pity.
The outlaw had the complacent manner of a cat which has just got at the cream.
Carlo Ammiani had corrected Corte's manner to him by a complacent readiness to give him distinct replies.
1650s, "pleasing," from Latin complacentem (nominative complacens) "pleasing," present participle of complacere "be very pleasing" (see complacence). Meaning "pleased with oneself" is from 1767. Related: Complacently.