The definition of complacency means a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, often combined with a lack of awareness of pending trouble or controversy.
An example of complacency is the type of attitude a long time leader may have.
quiet satisfaction; contentment; often, specif., self-satisfaction, or smugness
Origin of complacencyLate Latin complacentia from Classical Latin complacens: see complacent
- A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
- An instance of contented self-satisfaction.