complacence

noun com·pla·cence \ kəm-ˈplā-sᵊn(t)s \

Definition of complacence

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

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

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First Known Use of complacence

15th century


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