from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
- n. An instance of contented self-satisfaction.
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- n. A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.
- n. An instance of self-satisfaction
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
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Indeed Fifa, an organisation that brings new definition to the term complacency, has already turned a blind eye to the incident, dismissing Ahern's impassioned intervention as if it were material for a comedy sketch, a ludicrous idea.
ROBINSON: Well, in my own career, one of the things that I learned early on was the greatest killer on the battlefield is what we call complacency, you know, the thinking that bad things is what happen to other people.
Condemning what they call the complacency of the State Government, they have decided to abstain from the courts for a day.
To dismiss the cause of integration, even through complacency, is to condemn the abject to the continuance of the system.
As Sept. 11th showed, the cost of complacency is simply too high.
Anything they can do to continue their complacency is completely fine with me.
In the light of this latest news report in Bianet, it remains the case that his non-committal assurances are as meaningless as his complacency is unacceptable.
Multi-ethnic, multicultural Brazilians, addicted to tolerance but most of the time drenched in complacency, preferred to believe -- and joke about -- the eternal promise of "the country of the future" (as novelist Stefan Zweig coined it over 70 years ago).
Halladay said, complacency is something that can make you peak.
In these bad economic times, complacency is a sure bet for failure.