from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Contented self-satisfaction.
- n. Total lack of concern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Being complacent; a feeling of contentment or satisfaction; complacency.
- n. Pleasure, delight.
- n. Complaisance; a willingness to comply with others' wishes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
- n. The cause of pleasure or joy.
- n. The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disposition to please, or an act intended to give pleasure; friendly civility, or a civil act. See complaisance (now generally used in this sense).
- n. A feeling of quiet pleasure; satisfaction; gratification; especially, self-satisfaction.
- n. That which gives satisfaction; a cause of pleasure or joy; a comfort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
From mediaeval Latin complacentia, from Latin complaceo ("please"). (Wiktionary)