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complacent

com·pla·cent

complacent

 
 
pronunciation:
km pleI snt
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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.
derivation: complacently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word complacent contains the following part:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-