Complacency in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Complacency

A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble. | An instance of self-satisfaction.

Short Example Sentences for Complacency

  • 1. Even under his armor of complacency this shot told. 🔊
  • 2. The man who gave me an interview was complacency itself. 🔊
  • 3. At least a momentary complacency was the result. 🔊
  • 4. All her pretty married complacency had gone. 🔊
  • 5. But complacency is ever a forerunner of seismic upheavals. 🔊
  • 6. Now Miss Carvel was complacency itself. 🔊
  • 7. Hapgood's complacency was a thing of the past. 🔊
  • 8. They had the gentle complacency of the aged who bask in their own content. 🔊
  • 9. But his complacency received a shock as he stepped out upon the veranda. 🔊
  • 10. She viewed with complacency her little, soft white hands plying the needle. 🔊
  • 11. Don't presume too far on British complacency and good humour. 🔊

How to use Complacency in Sentences?

  • 1. Now and then he read a paragraph with complacency and sifted in a few more adjectives. 🔊
  • 2. The captain regarded with complacency the finished garments she was holding up. 🔊
  • 3. No longer can man in his smug complacency think of himself as being secure in his strength. 🔊
  • 4. Our nurtured complacency and our sense of absolute security had always been unfounded, of course. 🔊
  • 5. Was your complacency tortured, as the complacency of true poets has occasionally been, by doubts? 🔊
  • 6. How was it, then, that Nugent could accept with complacency the overthrow of the plan? 🔊
  • 7. That habit I accepted at his house with as much complacency as I could command. 🔊
  • 8. Indeed, disestablishment is viewed with complacency by an increasing number of High Church clergy. 🔊
  • 9. A certain kindly complacency of attitude towards the palpably lower classes was qualified for ever. 🔊
  • 10. But they took it all in with a disgusting complacency as if it was the most usual thing in the world and dominoes were the normal food of ducks. 🔊
  • 11. Strong astonishment was pictured in his face, then yielded again to the glow of youthful complacency and admiration. 🔊
  • 12. The old ladies eyed me with complacency through their spectacles, and the young ladies pronounced me divine. 🔊
  • 13. How many times she had offered him such comfort, feeling with childish complacency that she was helping to ease his pain. 🔊
  • 14. It was this that attested, in the view of all created intelligences, the divine complacency in the work of redemption. 🔊
  • 15. She regained her tranquillity, staring with slowly returning complacency and contempt while the imaginary dog disappeared. 🔊
  • 16. It was as though, with all her sweetness, she had seen through his critical complacency and were correcting the manners of a conceited boy. 🔊
  • 17. A shade of complacency colored his expression, and he smiled evilly beneath the coarse short thatch of his gray mustache. 🔊
  • 18. The first one to appear was the banker, rubbing his hands in a way that suggested a habit of complacency and self-felicitation. 🔊
  • 19. Anyway, the latter folded up her piece of paper with a complacency that either betokened a clear conscience or a heart hardened in crime. 🔊
  • 20. There is among most housewives, whether native or foreign born, a certain complacency about housekeeping and bringing up children. 🔊
  • 21. Margaret at first astonished and repelled us by a complacency that seemed the most assured since the days of Scaliger. 🔊
  • 22. Bob had no political convictions; with complacency he drew these royal features, the sight of which would have made his father foam at the mouth. 🔊
  • 23. Lastly, he watched me keenly with a mixture of anxiety and sly complacency that I found distinctly unpleasant. 🔊
  • 24. Now, I realize that it is asking too much of you or of any woman to view with perfect complacency having a husband suddenly injected into war. 🔊