complacency


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Synonyms for complacency

Synonyms for complacency

the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

References in classic literature ?
Joshua Rann, who gave out his bass notes with unusual complacency and threw an extra ray of severity into the glances he sent over his spectacles at the recusant Will Maskery.
Lupton's broad face might well wear a smile of complacency as she contemplated the heir of Hunsden Wood occupied in paying assiduous court to her darling Sarah Martha.
Lucy was recalled to her manners, and after a little exertion the complacency of Mr.
In fact, fallen in their ranks, stiff, icy, the dead, still recognizable with ease, seemed to turn with complacency towards the Comte de la Fere, to be the better seen by him, during his sad review.
How often when considering her character I have told myself that I was to blame for not understanding her, for not understanding that constant composure and complacency and lack of all interests or desires, and the whole secret lies in the terrible truth that she is a depraved woman.
Vincy, in her fullest matronly bloom, looked at Mary's little figure, rough wavy hair, and visage quite without lilies and roses, and wondered; trying unsuccessfully to fancy herself caring about Mary's appearance in wedding clothes, or feeling complacency in grandchildren who would "feature" the Garths.
He reviewed his own conduct with perfect complacency.
cried Mrs Nickleby, with a smile of wonderful complacency.
Why is it,' said the old gentleman, coming up a step higher, and leaning his elbows on the wall, with as much complacency as if he were looking out of window, 'why is it that beauty is always obdurate, even when admiration is as honourable and respectful as mine?
I went home very happy, with a heart brimful of complacency for myself, and overflowing with love for Eliza.
The earliest demonstrations of complacency and kindness are nature's most winning pictures.
No; can a man with those dull eyes, with that self-satisfied complacency, feel anything?
There will be no difficulty in getting up sufficient evidence against HIM," he said, with virtuous complacency.
And in a tone of growing self-conscious complacency he told me that few things escaped his attention, and he was rather used to think them out, and generally from his experience of life and men ar- rived at the right conclusion.
The corners of Tom's mouth showed an inclination to a smile of complacency that was immediately checked as inconsistent with the severity of a great warrior.