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complacent
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Definition contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • He had become complacent after years of success.
complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • This team could win State if they stay hungry instead of getting too complacent.
  • complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied)
  • The great danger here is complacency.
    Brink Lindsey  --  War & the Battle of Ideas  --  http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=4570&print=Y (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • There is no doubt that the United States had become complacent about homeland security, but in fact this was precisely because so many commentators had cried "wolf" over the last decade that many policymakers had stopped listening.
    Mackubin Thomas Owens  --  Same Old Questions  --  http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-owensprint092501.html (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Their manner and attitudes were the last expression of complacent self-righteousness.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Over and over during training, we were told never to be complacent,
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • complacent = unworried and satisfied
  • ...and above all we should guard against complacency,
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • complacency = being too contented (too unworried and satisfied)
  • "I told them you'd take it like this," said Hermione with a hint of complacency.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • complacency = smug satisfaction
  • But he'd let himself become too complacent with what he'd been doing.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied)
  • "Don't let that make you complacent, though," he warned me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • complacent = contented (often to a fault)
  • That would have wiped that complacent smile off his face.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied)
  • Nor will certain ideas forget me; they keep filing away at my lethargy, my complacency.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • complacency = satisfaction and lack of concern
  • I should not be too complacent because...
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied)
  • Lady Caroline smiled complacently.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • complacently = with contentment  (unworried and satisfied)
  • She watched them [the goldfish] swimming dreamily, ignoring her in their useless complacency.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • complacency = contentment (often unworried to a fault)
  • ...his "off on a cloud" complacency.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • complacency = unworried to a fault
  • "The workers are starving in England," she declared complacently.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • complacently = without concern (contented)
  • Tiny smiled grimly and assured me that Lena would never be either shabby
    or rich. "And I don't want to be," the other agreed complacently.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • complacently = with contentment  (unworried and satisfied)
  • In contrast to the complacent Myra he saw her as swift and air-borne and radiant, a fire-spirit tenderly stooping to the hearth
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • complacent = contented (satisfied and unworried)
  • men are so self-complacent in their own affairs,
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault

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