Examples of complacence in a Sentence
the complacence of some of the rich kids at the exclusive private school
someone who displayed a startling complacence toward his own financial plight
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Trump saw complacence, laxity, and perhaps even decadence as the crisis of the West.
The greatest danger facing American democracy is complacence.
One reason is complacence, because Russia's greenhouse gas emissions have already plummeted since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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First Known Use of complacence
Synonymsamour propre, bighead, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-assumption, self-conceit, self-congratulation, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-opinion, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, swellheadedness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity
Antonymshumbleness, humility, modesty
Related Wordsassurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; self-righteousness; arrogance, disdainfulness, haughtiness, imperiousness, lordliness, self-assertion, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority; hubris, overconfidence, presumption; pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness; egoism, self-centeredness, selfishness; self-pride, self-respect
Near Antonymsdiffidence, self-doubt; self-disgust, self-hate, self-loathing; altruism, unselfishness; bashfulness, demureness, shyness, timidity, timidness; passiveness, passivity
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