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WATCH NOW: Is "Complacent" A Negative Or Positive Word?
Nowadays, "complacent" is seen as such a negative word. Which is funny because, originally, it was actually kind of a positive word.
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The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over |Marlow Stern |October 9, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura |Tunku Varadarajan |June 12, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
The unofficial rules that had kept Democrats in the majority with a complacent Republican minority were changing.
It also, my dear complacent American friends, offers you a glimpse of the future.Unconsidered Trifles: Found Comedy in the Age of Social Media |Tom Doran |March 30, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
But the scapegoat is convenient—and the rationalization is complacent.
If Jefferson was complacent, Daveiss would act and act officially; thus the President, by contrast, would be fatally embarrassed.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 |Albert J. Beveridge
As they stood thus upon the threshold of their hopes, they looked suddenly contented and complacent.The Open Boat and Other Stories |Stephen Crane
This hour of the complacent giant at least is his, and that he means to hold him bound through the eternities, men may hear.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete |George Meredith
That which from other lips would have been resented as complacent insolence had to be endured with apparent calmness.Tropic Days |E. J. Banfield
Her husband fell into the trap, and smiled with complacent superiority.The Fortune of the Rougons |Emile Zola