- 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.
||haughty, righteous, secure
The word complacent
contains the following part:
that means with, together
More about this word part:
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-
, and co-
. Note: com-
is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate
" and "command