If so, we are sorry to have to dispel an illusion which would go far to justify the self-complacent tone of her lecture.
It makes us self-complacent, easily satisfied with what we perform.
But, beside this, there is no true and substantial happiness but for the self-complacent.
How he distrusted and feared this smug, self-complacent young man!
Occasionally he caught her eye and conveyed to her the anguish of his soul in a glance of self-complacent softness.
He was a self-complacent man, and he brought Winn the wrong luggage.
Dr. Balloch found Peter sitting at breakfast with Suneva, in his usual cheerful, self-complacent mood.
So with the whole herd of the self-complacent, half-religious Laodiceans.
That young Polynesian chief had in him the secret to regenerate a world which has only a self-complacent smile for his faith.
That was another kind of Jew which he could not stand—the self-complacent kind.