complacent ADJECTIVE smug and uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements.
DERIVATIVES complacency (also complacence) noun complacently adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin complacere 'to please' .

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  • Complacently — Com*pla cent*ly (k[o^]m*pl[=a] sent*l[y^]), adv. In a complacent manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complacently — adverb in a self satisfied manner he complacently lived out his life as a village school teacher • Derived from adjective: ↑complacent …   Useful english dictionary

  • complacently — adverb see complacent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • complacently — See complacent. * * * …   Universalium

  • complacently — adverb In a complacent manner; overly calm and contented; not troubled …   Wiktionary

  • complacently — adv. in a self satisfied manner, unconcernedly; tranquilly, calmly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • complacently — com·pla·cent·ly …   English syllables

  • complacently — See: complacent …   English dictionary

  • self-complacently — See self complacency. * * * …   Universalium

  • complacent — complacently, adv. /keuhm play seuhnt/, adj. 1. pleased, esp. with oneself or one s merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self satisfied: The voters are too complacent to change the… …   Universalium

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