noun, plural com·pla·cen·cies.
- a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
- friendly civility; inclination to please; complaisance.
- a civil act.
noun plural -cencies or -cences
- a feeling of satisfaction, esp extreme self-satisfaction; smugness
- an obsolete word for complaisance