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com•pla•cen•cy



Pronunciation: (kum-plā'sun-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies.

1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
2. Archaic.
a. friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
b. a civil act. Also,com•pla•cencePronunciation: (kum-plā'suns). [key]

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