self-complacent

[self-kuh m-pley-suh nt, self-]
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adjective

pleased with oneself; self-satisfied; smug.

Origin of self-complacent

First recorded in 1755–65
Related formsself-com·pla·cence, self-com·pla·cen·cy, nounself-com·pla·cent·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-complacency
n.

1680s, from self- + complacency.

self-complacent

adj.

1760, back-formation from self-complacency or else from self- + complacent. Related: Self-complacently.

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