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complacently

[ kuhm-pley-suhnt-lee ]
/ kəmˈpleɪ sənt li /
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adverb
in a pleased or self-satisfied way, often without awareness of some potential danger or defect:We are all part of the system that perpetuates these injustices, and we must not stand complacently by.
in a pleasant or compliant way:The frog in the pot, unaware of the threat, simply sits complacently until he boils.
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OTHER WORDS FROM complacently

non·com·pla·cent·ly, adverbo·ver·com·pla·cent·ly, adverbun·com·pla·cent·ly, adverb
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