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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complacent  \Com*pla"cent\,  a.  [L.  complacens  very  pleasing,  p. 
  pr  of  complacere  com-  +  placere  to  please:  cf  F. 
  complaisant.  See  {Please}  and  cf  {Complaisant}.] 
  Self-satisfied;  contented;  kindly;  as  a  complacent  temper;  a 
  complacent  smile. 
 
  They  look  up  with  a  sort  of  complacent  awe  .  .  .  to 
  kings.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complacent 
  adj  :  contented  to  a  fault;  "he  had  become  complacent  after  years 
  of  success";  "his  self-satisfied  dignity"  [syn:  {self-satisfied}] 




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