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complacencynoun [U]

uk   us   /kəmˈpleɪ.sən.si/ (also complacence ) disapproving
(Definition of complacency from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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complacencynoun [U]

 us   /kəmˈpleɪ·sən·si/ esp. disapproving
a ​feeling of ​calmsatisfaction with ​your own ​abilities or ​situation that ​prevents you from ​tryingharder: We’re ​finally making a ​profit, but there is no ​reason for complacency.
complacent
adjective  us   /kəmˈplei·sənt/
esp. disapproving a complacent ​attitude
(Definition of complacency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “complacency”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自满,自鸣得意…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自滿,自鳴得意…
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