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Complacent vs. Contentment — What's the Difference?

Complacent vs. Contentment — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Complacent and Contentment

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Complacent

Showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
You can't afford to be complacent about security
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Contentment

Contentment is an emotional state of satisfaction that can be seen as a mental state, maybe drawn from being at ease in one's situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one's situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.Contentment and the pursuit of contentment are possibly a central thread through many philosophical or religious schools across diverse cultures, times and geographies.
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Complacent

Satisfied with the current situation and unconcerned with changing it, often to the point of smugness
"a geologic cautionary tale for a complacent world accustomed to reliable infusions of cheap energy" (Paul Roberts).
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Contentment

A state of happiness and satisfaction
He found contentment in living a simple life in the country
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Complacent

Eager to please; complaisant.
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Contentment

The state of being contented; satisfaction.
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Complacent

Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.
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Contentment

A source of satisfaction
The contentments of a comfortable retirement.
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Complacent

Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.
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Contentment

The state or degree of being contented or satisfied.
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Complacent

Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.
They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to kings.
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Contentment

Happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
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Complacent

Contented to a fault;
He had become complacent after years of success
His self-satisfied dignity
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Contentment

The neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.
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Contentment

The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
Contentment without external honor is humility.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.
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Contentment

The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.
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Contentment

Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.
At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city.
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Contentment

Happiness with one's situation in life
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