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complacent

adjective

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1 having or showing a lack of interest or concern
  • the auditors were taken aback by his complacent response to their findings of fraud

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2 having too high an opinion of oneself
  • a complacent junior exec who was certain of his indispensability to the company

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The first known use of complacent was in 1760

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“Complacent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complacent. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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