complacency: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kum-plā'sun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
    1. friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
    2. a civil act.
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