noun, plural com·pla·cen·cies.
- friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
- a civil act.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for complacency
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.
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
As it was, however, no later than the following day he had an adventure which jarred his complacence.The Secret Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
Therefore, while he satirizes, he treats them with complacence.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds