complacently


adjective

  1. pleased, especially 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 government.
  2. pleasant; complaisant.

adjective

  1. pleased or satisfied, esp extremely self-satisfied
  2. an obsolete word for complaisant
adj.

1650s, “pleasing,” from Latin complacentem (nominative complacens) “pleasing,” present participle of complacere “be very pleasing” (see complacence). Meaning “pleased with oneself” is from 1767. Related: Complacently.

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