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WATCH NOW: Is "Complacent" A Negative Or Positive Word?
Nowadays, "complacent" is seen as such a negative word. Which is funny because, originally, it was actually kind of a positive word.
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Origin of complacent
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How to use complacent in a sentence
Keeping a dynamic mindset and test-and-adapt approach is the surest way to stay in front of competition — and it’s a sure bet against becoming complacent.Five ways to avoid being a chief mediocrity officer|Zeta|May 24, 2021|Digiday
This move by Ohio mirrors what other states have done to spur skeptical or complacent residents to get vaccinated, but with a bigger enticement.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine seeks to incentivize coronavirus vaccines with chance to win $1 million|Colby Itkowitz|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
That idea is enough to get the beer companies scared, Jim Koch founder of Boston Beer and owner of Truly, recently wrote a missive to his colleagues in the industry urging them not to get complacent and see the threat that is emerging.Sorry, Snobs. Hard Seltzer and Canned Cocktails Are Blowing Up|Lew Bryson|May 7, 2021|The Daily Beast
After the first wave of infections peaked in September, political leaders across India became complacent, prematurely declaring victory and loosening public health measures.
Don’t become too transactional and complacent in success metrics.Marketing Briefing: One year into the pandemic, 4 ways work will remain changed for marketers and agency execs|Kristina Monllos|March 2, 2021|Digiday
The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura|Tunku Varadarajan|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She declared, “We cannot remain complacent as this administration takes aim at our children.”The Wingnut War On Common Core Is A Plot To Destroy Public Schools|Caitlin Dickson|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It alerted people to the fact that a lot had become complacent about the possibility of a bear attack.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In politically complacent Japan, thousands of citizens took to the street in the last two weeks to protest the measure.Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers|Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He motioned Harkness to a chair and resumed his complacent contemplation of a picture that was flowing across a screen.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
"It means I wouldn't get married till you are married, anyway," was the complacent answer.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Savary declared that the smiling and complacent young Czar thought the remark delightful.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
That complacent remark struck the ear awry, like the whine of a deacons report at a Sunday-school convention.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
Gabriel uttered "a little" in a tone to show her that it was the complacent form of "a great deal."Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy