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This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
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the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency

Conservatives may appreciate this liberal complacency when it comes to their own views.

He warned farmers that there was still an urgent need for caution and there was no room for complacency.

This is a very dodgy position to be in, as complacency and boredom can quickly set in.

It was designed to warn us against complacency but also to anticipate a great future for the country and humanity.

The uninitiated might think that the combination of openness and complacency shouldn’t matter.

Such formal liberties were intended to jolt the viewer out of complacency into a fresh social outlook.

But if complacency is replaced with insecurity, what’s at all positive about that?

Why does there need to be yet another film that shakes parents out of their supposed complacency?

There may be far too much institutional complacency but there is no reason for despair.

The danger is that this release from tension may lead to complacency.

Since when do we have to put up with complacency, rudeness, laziness and neglect of duty?

The first is a profound failure of the imagination, which comes from a certain laziness and complacency.

Despite having achieved so much, there is still no complacency in the ranks.

How long must innocent people continue to pay the price for our indifference and complacency?

I felt an overwhelming sense of fear today also, a fear of our ignorance and complacency.

Fire may be part of the nation’s identity, but complacency and greed fan the flames

The last thing you want to do is to make a complacent audience feel more happy in their complacency.

I would like to see less complacency over crime levels in the area and less smugness on the local environment.

But there are no grounds for complacency, and there is justified fear for the future.

Neither panic nor complacency is a rational response to contemporary fascism.