complacence


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com·pla·cence

 (kəm-plā′səns)
n.
1. Contented self-satisfaction.
2. Total lack of concern.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.complacence - the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself; "his complacency was absolutely disgusting"
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
smugness - an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
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sebauspokojenie
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complacence

, complacency

complacent

(kəmˈpleisnt) adjective
showing satisfaction with one's own situation. a complacent attitude.
comˈplacence, comˈplacency noun
comˈplacently adverb
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, he very often made her such presents; and she, in complacence to him, spent much time in adorning herself.
It was the urge of Life healthy and strong, unaware of frailty and decay, drunken with sublime complacence, ego-mad, enchanted by its own mighty optimism.
Martin grinned and accepted the invitation, marvelling the while at his complacence. And at the dinner, where, with their womankind, were half a dozen of those that sat in high places, and where Martin found himself quite the lion, Judge Blount, warmly seconded by Judge Hanwell, urged privately that Martin should permit his name to be put up for the Styx - the ultra-select club to which belonged, not the mere men of wealth, but the men of attainment.
O thou in Heav'n and Earth the only peace Found out for mankind under wrauth, O thou My sole complacence! well thou know'st how dear, To me are all my works, nor Man the least Though last created, that for him I spare Thee from my bosom and right hand, to save, By loosing thee a while, the whole Race lost.
I scorned to contradict the slanders, and self-love led me to regard the more flattering rumors with a certain complacence. Outwardly my existence was pleasant enough, but in reality I was miserable.
And therefore, he warns his teammates not to feel complacence and play their best cricket in a bid to win the Test match.
But there is a cost to this complacence. A closer look at the data, almost always, would show a spike in debt behind this semblance of prosperity.
The teaching profession can hardly endure complacence and or mediocrity.
The big rise in stocks since the beginning of the year partly reflects complacence among investors, said Mark Hackett, chief of investment research for Nationwide Investment Management.
Those who are in love also usually get fat, mostly because of complacence - or that feeling that they no longer to keep up appearances and let go with constant eating.
On behalf of those who are suffering now I make this protest against the deception which is being practiced on them; also I believe that I may help to destroy the callous complacence with which the majority of those at home regard the continuance of agonies which they do not share, and which they have not sufficient imagination to realize .