self-complacency

noun
self-com·​pla·​cen·​cy | \ ˌself-kəm-ˈplā-sᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce self-complacency (audio) \

Definition of self-complacency

: complacent satisfaction with oneself or one's position or achievements : complacency, self-satisfaction "… It's rather a strong check to one's self-complacency to find how much of one's right doing depends on not being in want of money. …"— George Eliot

Other Words from self-complacency

self-complacent \ ˌself-​kəm-​ˈplā-​sᵊnt How to pronounce self-complacency (audio) \ adjective
a smug, self-complacent manner

First Known Use of self-complacency

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-complacency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-complacency. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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