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complacent

com·pla·cent

complacent

 
 
pronunciation:
km pleI snt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: contented with oneself or one's situation to a degree that prevents self-criticism, further progress, or appropriate response to signals of danger or risk.
He could have risen even higher in the government, but he had become complacent in recent years.The people were warned of the dangers, but they were complacent and did nothing to prepare themselves.
synonyms:
indifferent, self-complacent, self-satisfied, smug, unconcerned
similar words:
conceited, egoistic, priggish, proud, vain
definition 2: happy to please; complaisant.
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derivation: complacently (adv.)
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