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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

If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
Nick Cave

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

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

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
Vladimir Nabokov
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Complacency Translations

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