1. contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions;
- Example: "he had become complacent after years of success"
- Example: "his self-satisfied dignity"
[syn: complacent, self-satisfied, self-complacent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Complacent \Com*pla"cent\, a. [L. complacens very pleasing, p. pr. of complacere; com- + placere to please: cf. F. complaisant. See Please and cf. Complaisant.] Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile. [1913 Webster] They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to kings. --Burke. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "complacent": bovine, consequential, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, self-admiring, self-approving, self-assuming, self-complacent, self-congratulating, self-congratulatory, self-content, self-contented, self-delighting, self-endeared, self-esteeming, self-gratulating, self-gratulatory, self-important, self-loving, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, smug, vain, vainglorious