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complacence

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noun com·pla·cence \kəm-ˈplā-sən(t)s\

Definition of complacence

  1. 1 :  calm or secure satisfaction with oneself or one's lot :  self-satisfaction

  2. 2 obsolete :  complaisance

  3. 3 :  unconcern



Examples of complacence in a sentence

  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>



15th Century

First Known Use of complacence

15th century


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