how to pronounce complacency


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complacency is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of complacency in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… just due to complacency and failure to …”

meanings of complacency


  1. An instance of self-satisfaction.
  2. A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.

complacency frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word complacency occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics complacency can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that complacency can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to complacency


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