Complacent

[k_ə_m_p_l_ˈeɪ_s_ə_n_t], [kəmplˈe͡ɪsənt], [kəmplˈe‍ɪsənt]

Definitions of complacent:

  1.   Showing satisfaction; pleased with oneself.
  2.   Feeling or showing gratification.
  3.   Self- satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.
  4.   Complacently.
  5.   Gratified; showing satisfaction.
  6.   Civil; agreeable; having a desire or disposition to please.
  7.   contented to a fault; " he had become complacent after years of success"; " his self- satisfied dignity"
  8.   Showing satisfaction: pleased: gratified.
  9.   Expressing complacency.

Antonyms for complacent:

conscientious, overmodest, down-to-earth, meek, fervent, sheepish, mousy, demure, shy, aware, timid, attentive, interested, ardent, passionate, introverted, unassuming, sensitive, caring, unassertive, discontented, shrinking, warm, bashful, unpretentious, concerned, Self-reproving, keen, retiring, zealous, discontent, humble, diffident, mindful, heedful, warmhearted, modest.


Quotes for complacent:

  1. Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority. – Lucille Roybal-Allard
  2. The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within- and that is us as a company becoming complacent There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. – Charlie Bell
  3. When you compete with Wal -Mart, even if you think you've found a niche don't ever become complacent – Michael Bergdahl
  4. History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion. – Gerald R. Ford
  5. A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. – B. H. Liddell Hart
  6. This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such. – Charles Krauthammer
  7. But I won't work with the exact same crew film after film because I feel the work would get a little complacent – Patrice Leconte
  8. We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities. – Thabo Mbeki
  9. Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions? – Camille Paglia
  10. We tried to create advantages. We were never complacent – Bobby Rahal
  11. The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny. – Rowan D. Williams
  12. As soon as you become complacent your show gets canceled. – Dick Wolf

Usage examples for complacent:

  1. How complacent she looks! ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. She waved them a complacent adieu before they mixed with the crowd and lost sight of her. ” – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. Such is our continent to- day, with all its fair winds and tides and fields favorable to us, and only our shallow, complacent dishonest selves against us! ” – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  4. “ Mrs. Watson felt that she had made a hit, and grew complacent again. ” – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  5. Dahlia seemed, by contrast with their complacent acquiescence, almost admirable. ” – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  6. Looking at his own position, he saw himself the member of a race dragged from complacent savagery into the very heat and turmoil of a civilization for which it was in nowise prepared; bowed beneath a yoke to which its shoulders were not fitted, and then, without warning, thrust forth into a freedom as absurd as it was startling and overwhelming. ” – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  7. Sneering and self- complacent mocked he The rights and customs of our land, He could not understand our glory, Against which he has raised his hand. ” – Russian Lyrics by Translated by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi
  8. But my inquiries shall be more minute; and my resolves will then be more permanent and self- complacent – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. Here too, on the heads of the comfortable complacent bonnes, are the most radiant caps you ever saw. ” – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  10. So the man drove to the stable with the complacent consciousness of having done his duty and warned his mistress against a " very onnatteral feelin'" in the young man. ” – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  11. “ For he was complacent that was the worst of it. ” – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  12. Nothing could have been more complacent and affectionate than the lady's voice and demeanor as often as she gave the finishing touches to a twig, and called to her companion, " Come, now, let's go for another." ” – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  13. He spoke with such an air of regret that Joan and Dick laughed outright, and in the midst of it a shadow came across their own, and they turned to meet the amused, complacent stare of Bill. ” – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  14. They became complacent or indifferent, and consequently ceased to draw the spiritual strength and vitality from the Cause which they should have. ” – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  15. History and experience tells us that moral progress cannot come in comfortable and in complacent times, but out of trial and out of confusion. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  16. She would rather he had been less bright, less complacent – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. She sprang to the saddle, light as thistledown, and curved her graceful throat with a complacent toss, as the groom smoothed her skirt, bringing the white stain into full prominence. ” – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. After that she seemed complacent and obeyed, almost stupidly, whatever she was told to do. ” – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  19. Approaching her from the edge of the grove, a complacent smile upon his face, his rifle under his arm, was Sledge Hume. ” – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory

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