V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: overly self-satisfied due to a high opinion of oneself, and therefore, too content

Synonyms: smug, self-satisfied, self-pleased, at ease, indifferent, apathetic, impervious

Antonyms: humble, diffident, on guard

Tips: Complacent is derived from the Latin complacent, the present participle stem of complacere, literally ďto please very much." It is often used to describe someone who is overly pleased with him or her self. It is also used in business to describe companies that are satisfied with the status quo and may be easing up on marketing, etc.

Usage Examples:

American auto makers became too complacent in the 1970ís, allowing Japanese manufacturers to increase auto sales in the US. (at ease, smug)

Strong competition keeps companies from becoming too complacent. (comfortable, impervious)

Donít become too complacent with the successes youíve had; you still have a long way to go. (smug, self-satisfied)

After the great revenue year, many of the sales executives became too complacent. (self-satisfied, at ease)

Want to Learn More Words Like complacent?
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder

Dear Friend,

The definition and lessons for the word complacent were made available by the Power Vocabulary Builder.

The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.

Visit the the Power Vocabulary Builder site right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!

What's your vocabulary level?
Power Vocabulary Builder
FREE E-mail Course!

Drop your details in the boxes below to receive a FREE vocabulary course: