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self-complacency

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being self-complacent; satisfaction with one's self, or with one's own opinions or conduct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being self-complacent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In "The Five-Forty-Eight" it's his self-complacency and then its replacement by terror and self-disgust.

    O Youth and Beauty!

  • In "The Five-Forty-Eight" it's his self-complacency and then its replacement by terror and self-disgust.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The ancient Jews had the egotism and self-complacency to consider themselves “the chosen people of God” and fancied that they were the special objects of his regard as against the rest of mankind; but, instead of having been the better for this boast, the final result was their utter overthrow, and miserable dispersion in various parts of the earth, which continues to this day.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • The ancient Jews had the egotism and self-complacency to consider themselves “the chosen people of God” and fancied that they were the special objects of his regard as against the rest of mankind; but, instead of having been the better for this boast, the final result was their utter overthrow, and miserable dispersion in various parts of the earth, which continues to this day.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • The ancient Jews had the egotism and self-complacency to consider themselves “the chosen people of God” and fancied that they were the special objects of his regard as against the rest of mankind; but, instead of having been the better for this boast, the final result was their utter overthrow, and miserable dispersion in various parts of the earth, which continues to this day.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • Out of that self-complacency the rebellion of Robert Emmet awoke the English people.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • There I sat in my den, and, with long-drawn puffs, I smoked and I dreamed in blissful self-complacency.

    The Master Builder

  • They are descended from the same stock, and inherit the same self-complacency.

    Cecilia

  • She soon, however, saw, by his continued self-complacency, and even an increase of gaiety, that he only regarded this as coquetry, or bashful embarrassment, since every time she attempted thus to rebuff him, an arch smile stole over his features, that displayed his different conception of her meaning.

    Camilla

  • And their "personalities" remain blurry sites of work and family anxiety, with spikes of class guilt in a baseline of self-complacency.

    Bonfire Of The Ironies

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