- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- indifferent, self-complacent, self-satisfied, smug, unconcerned
- similar words:
- conceited, egoistic, priggish, proud, vain
||happy to please; complaisant.
Her complacent husband was happy to bring her up a cup of tea each morning.
||haughty, righteous, secure