Instead he complacently believed that because the Federal Reserve had defeated inflation, all was well with the economy.
Pretty well, I think, for a beginner, remarked Mr. Bolter complacently.
"That is precisely what I imagined," answered the count, complacently.
"I am recompensed for the trouble I took in changing my dress this evening," said Elizabeth, glancing down at it complacently.
"It's this yer 'ozone' in the air that Dr. Duchesne talks about," said Seth complacently.
How complacently, as far as I was able, did I then look around upon my surviving friends!
"Things may not be as bad as they seem," answered Crownwall complacently.
"We'll git the rest of the day off," remarked Casey, complacently.
"Oh well, they'd turn her head here if it wasn't for me," answered the other complacently.
"When I lose them, 'twill be time enough to lament them," said she, complacently.
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.