complacence


com·pla·cence

noun \kəm-ˈplā-sən(t)s\

Definition of COMPLACENCE

1
:  calm or secure satisfaction with oneself or one's lot :  self-satisfaction
2
obsolete :  complaisance
3
:  unconcern

Examples of COMPLACENCE

  1. <the complacence of some of the rich kids at the exclusive private school>
  2. <someone who displayed a startling complacence toward his own financial plight>

First Known Use of COMPLACENCE

15th century

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