Complacency definition

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A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
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An instance of contented self-satisfaction.
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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.

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Quiet satisfaction; contentment; often, specif., self-satisfaction, or smugness.
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An instance of self-satisfaction.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
complacency
Plural:
complacencies

Origin of complacency