CET6+ TEM4 GRE
1. com- "intensive prefix" + plac- "please" + -ent.
2. => be very pleasing, pleased with oneself, satisfaction, pleasure.
com-, 强调。-plac, 满意，词源同please, placate.
- complacent: see complaisant
- complacent (adj.)
- 1650s, "pleasing," from Latin complacentem (nominative complacens) "pleasing," present participle of complacere "be very pleasing" (see complacence). Meaning "pleased with oneself" is from 1767. Related: Complacently.
- 1. It keeps you ticking over, stops you being complacent.
- 2. We cannot afford to be complacent about our health.
- 3. a dangerously complacent attitude to the increase in unemployment
- 4. We must not become complacent the moment we have some success.
- 5. The winner's complacent smile annoyed some people.
- 胜利者 洋洋自得 的微笑使某些人深感厌恶.
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