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 complacency
In one sentence, he asserts: “Panic is worse than complacency.”
A psychiatrist who attended one such conference blamed television for the complacency.
But judging by our complacency, you would be forgiven for not knowing this.Western Jihadists in Syria Threaten to Bring Their War Back Home|Maajid Nawaz|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They went out of their way to tell me how such programs “breed” complacency, laziness, and—wait for it—dependency.
This is a film that takes apart your complacency as surely as this alien world destroys Thomas Newton.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel|Malcolm Jones|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was enraged at her blindness to Pete Cheever's duplicity or her complacency with it.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
The children of his tenants, and neighbours were objects of his generosity and complacency.Memoirs of General Lafayette|Lafayette
He laughed, and continued with the good humor men of politics use as a cloak but which in his case was the complacency of success.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
Overconfidence and complacency are among our deadliest enemies.State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt|Franklin D. Roosevelt
Finally, we turned in to our pits for the night with some complacency, each eight men furnishing their own sentry.The Defence of Duffer's Drift|Ernest Dunlop Swinton