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One lapse in concentration, one moment of complacency, can ruin a career. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They continue to show dangerous complacency in the face of the worst economic disaster of our lives. The Sun (2009)This dangerous complacency is just not good enough. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This smacks of dangerous complacency and incompetence. The Sun (2009)It is a picture of arrogance and complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This does not imply any cause for complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are still eight games left so we must avoid complacency at all costs. The Sun (2015)So some dangerous complacency is creeping in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this is not a cause for complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That belief is balanced by a need to avoid complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or is it a symbol of a dangerous complacency that could undermine political stability itself? World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Their arrogance and complacency is breathtaking. The Sun (2016)One the things we hear from patients is that GPs may show a complacency towards asthma. The Sun (2011)Its production is a story of incompetence, complacency and cynicism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are not about arrogance, or complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not that there's cause for complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This dangerous complacency can't go on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His desire to avoid complacency is commendable, but he should give himself and his players more credit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A kind of lofty complacency was one of them. A Plague of Angels (1993)I despise snobbery, smugness and complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It showed alarming complacency in the face of the fiscal challenges facing the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In short, the best explanation for our lost prosperity is that the mindset was one of complacency and we are now paying the price. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No WAG can afford to take her place in the side for granted or allow complacency to set in. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's no game where he allows complacency, and that obviously helps. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Safety was sacrificed for savings, while danger signals were ignored through incompetence, complacency and cynicism. The Sun (2009)The only possible way I could have seen England coming unstuck would have been if they had allowed complacency to creep in. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'complacency'
British English: complacency NOUN
Complacency is being complacent about a situation.
...a worrying level of complacency about the risks of infection.
Definition of complacency from the Collins English Dictionary
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