self-com|pla|cen|cy

self-com|pla|cen|cy
self-com|pla|cen|cy «SEHLF kuhm PLAY suhn see», noun.
the condition of being self-satisfied; complacency.

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  • com|pla|cen|cy — «kuhm PLAY suhn see», noun. 1. the fact or state of being pleased with oneself or what one has; self satisfaction: »She solved the puzzle easily and smiled with complacency. ... that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-complacency — Self com*pla cen*cy, n. The quality of being self complacent. J. Foster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complacency — com•pla•cen•cy [[t]kəmˈpleɪ sən si[/t]] also com•pla•cence [[t] səns[/t]] n. pl. cies a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of, or unconcerned with, unpleasant realities or harmful possibilities; self satisfaction; smugness …   From formal English to slang

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