Complacence

Definition of Complacence

Com`pla´cence
n.1.Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
The inward complacence we find in acting reasonably and virtuously.
- Atterbury.
Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency, if they discover none of the like in themselves.
- Addison.
2.The cause of pleasure or joy.
3.The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
Complacency, and truth, and manly sweetness,
Dwell ever on his tongue, and smooth his thoughts.
- Addison.
With mean complacence ne'er betray your trust.
- Pope.

Related Words

complacency, satisfaction, self-complacency, self-satisfaction, smugness
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