Com*pla"cence (?), Com*pla"cen*cy (?), n. [LL. complacentia: cf. F. complaisance. See Complacent, and cf. Complaisance.]


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.


The cause of pleasure or joy.

"O thou, my sole complacence."



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.


© Webster 1913.

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