complacent complacent  /kəm ˈpleɪ sənt/


  • (adj) contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions


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  1. The CEO exhorted the employees not to become complacent after their last quarter's performance.
  2. Peter's father chided him that he had become complacent after his brilliant win in the semifinals.


  1. Obama Warns 'Work Is Not Yet Done'

    BERLIN — Speaking at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate, President Obama today challenged Western democracies not to become complacent in the post-Cold War era, saying “our work is not yet done.” “Complacency is not the character of great nations. Today’s threats are not as stark as...        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Watch: President Obama Makes Historic Speech in Germany

    US President urges Western democracies not to become "complacent" in a post-Cold War era.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Obama in Berlin: "Our work is not yet done"

    BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. Congressional progress on reform "should make us hopeful, but it shouldn't make us complacent," Obama said, flanked by members of Congress and by several nurses. "It should instead provide the urgency for both the House and the Senate to...
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: United Press International

  2. "It would be easy for him to be complacent after all he has achieved but he isn't and that speaks volumes of why the club wanted to extend his services and use that experience," manager Alex Ferguson said.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: USA Today

  3. "After you score 20, Benitez is at you during the next training session and stays on top of you all day, all week," Torres told Champions magazine. "I want to progress in life, not relax, not be complacent, and you need someone close to you...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Fernando Torres Source: Sleaford Today

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