complacency complacency  /kəm ˈpleɪ sən si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

Usage(s):

  1. Such complacency may reflect a belief that AIDS is primarily a problem in Africa, or a feeling that AIDS has become treatable, so why worry about infection.
  2. Floridas recent scarcity of major storms has led to what emergency management officials now describe as a dangerous level of complacency.
  3. And, to some extent, complacency is a rational response: major crises like Columbine and Blacksburg are statistically unlikely ever to directly involve any of us.

News

  1. Saban Speech in Athens Goes Off Without a Hitch

    ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the defending national champions take nothing for granted. Saban said Tuesday during an Athens (Tenn.) Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner at Tennessee Wesleyan College that he showed his team a tape of James "Buster" Douglas' knockout of Mike Tyson as a warning to avoid complacency. Saban's visit to a town less than 60 miles ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

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    ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the defending national champions take nothing for granted. Saban said Tuesday during an Athens (Tenn.) Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner at Tennessee Wesleyan College that he showed his team a tape of James "Buster" Douglas' knockout of Mike Tyson as a warning to avoid complacency.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  3. Mike North video: White Sox Silently Sink

    The Chicago White Sox seem to lack focus and their complacency on and off the field has pushed them to the bottom of the pro sports teams of interest in Chicago behind the Chicago Fire. Jerry Reinsdorf might be right; his family should sell the team after he's gone.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. "Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense. If this is what happened, BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: AOL News

  2. "I don't think we're a good enough team just to turn up and win," Strauss told Wednesday's press conference. "We want to take things forward from our Australia win. There's no room for complacency on our part."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Andrew Strauss Source: The Press Association

  3. "Difficulty is no excuse for complacency," said Mr. Obama. "Unease is no excuse for inaction. And we must not allow the perfect to become the enemy of progress."
    on Sep 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: National Post

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