noun, plural com·pla·cen·cies.
- friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
- a civil act.
Origin of complacency
Related formsnon·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
Examples from the Web for complacence
A politician will only be as resolute as the citizen, and Indian sensitivities have been dulled by a culture of complacence.
The fat pig rolls in wallowing rapture, defying his friends to make pork of him yet, and hugs with complacence unpickleable hams.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
"Usurped the throne," he replied, assuming an ease and complacence he did not feel.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
Behind it there was all the explosive force of a lifetime of pride, complacence, and self-love.The High Heart|Basil King