- friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
- a civil act.
Origin of complacency
OTHER WORDS FROM complacencynon·com·pla·cence, nounnon·com·pla·cen·cy, noun, plural non·com·pla·cen·cies.o·ver·com·pla·cence, nouno·ver·com·pla·cen·cy, noun
How to use complacency in a sentence
That mix of fatigue and complacency, experts said, likely led more people to start moving about and gathering together by Labor Day.How pandemic fatigue and polarization led to Wisconsin’s massive Covid-19 outbreak|German Lopez|October 23, 2020|Vox
There was a certain complacency in the social sciences or academic community, the think-tank community.Kim Stanley Robinson Holds Out Hope - Issue 90: Something Green|Liz Greene|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
In our collective experience of illness, we oscillate between anxiety and a blend of complacency and fatigue.Thank You for the 7 PM Clapping, But Camaraderie Is Needed More Than Ever - Facts So Romantic|Ayala Danzig|October 5, 2020|Nautilus
Without condemning Krvaric before his retirement as party chair, San Diego Republicans have signaled their complacency with extremism within their ranks.Republicans’ Relative Silence on Krvaric Video Is Deafening|Jacob Mandel|September 1, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A politician will only be as resolute as the citizen, and Indian sensitivities have been dulled by a culture of complacence.Mumbai's Dangerous Amnesia|M.J. Akbar|November 25, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Seen in this light, infant mortality and the cruel wastage of disease were viewed with complacence.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
If he has painted vice and shown Satan in all his pomp, it is without the least complacence in the task.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
Where there is the shining of the face we know there is more than forgiveness; there is favour and complacence.Separation and Service|James Hudson Taylor
The greater the number of the too longs or the too shorts the greater his complacence in the contemplation of his labours.Blue Goose|Frank Lewis Nason
You are not adjusting your life artistically; there is too much strain, too little warmth, too much self-complacence.The Kempton-Wace Letters|Jack London