[self-kuh m-pley-suh nt, self-]


pleased with oneself; self-satisfied; smug.

Nearby words

  1. self-colored,
  2. self-coloured,
  3. self-command,
  4. self-compatible,
  5. self-complacency,
  6. self-composed,
  7. self-conceit,
  8. self-concept,
  9. self-conception,
  10. self-confessed

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for self-complacent



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

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