Complacency vs Carelessness - What's the difference?

complacency | carelessness |


As nouns the difference between complacency and carelessness

is that complacency is a feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble while carelessness is lack of care.

complacency

English

Alternative forms

* complacence

Noun

(complacencies)
  • A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.
  • *
  • There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency , more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more. When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me.
  • * Addison
  • Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency , if they discover none of the like in themselves.
  • An instance of self-satisfaction.
  • carelessness

    English

    Noun

  • Lack of care.
  • This accident was caused by carelessness .

    Synonyms

    * inattention * negligence

    Antonyms

    * carefulness