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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pla·cen·cy /-sṇ(t)si/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pla·cence Com·pla·cen·cy, n.
 1. Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
    The inward complacence we find in acting reasonably and virtuously.   --Atterbury.
    Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency, if they discover none of the like in themselves.   --Addison.
 2. The cause of pleasure or joy. “O thou, my sole complacence.”
 3. The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
 Complacency, and truth, and manly sweetness,
 Dwell ever on his tongue, and smooth his thoughts.   --Addison.
    With mean complacence ne'er betray your trust.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself;
          "his complacency was absolutely disgusting" [syn: complacence,
           self-complacency, self-satisfaction]