Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: com|pla¦cency
Pronunciación: /kəmˈpleɪs(ə)nsi
(also complacence)

Definición de complacency en inglés:


[mass noun]
A feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements: the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Since when do we have to put up with complacency, rudeness, laziness and neglect of duty?
  • It was designed to warn us against complacency but also to anticipate a great future for the country and humanity.
  • Fire may be part of the nation's identity, but complacency and greed fan the flames


mid 17th century: from medieval Latin complacentia, from Latin complacere 'to please'.

Words that rhyme with complacency


Definición de complacency en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…