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Definition of Complacency


  1. Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
  2. The cause of pleasure or joy.
  3. The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.

Complacency Quotations

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.
Benjamin E. Mays

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Andy Grove

When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
Pat Riley

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
John P. Kotter

I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy.
Wynton Marsalis
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Complacency Translations

complacency in German is Wohlbehagen
complacency in Norwegian is selvtilfredshet
complacency in Spanish is complacencia

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