Ignorance vs Complacency - What's the difference?

ignorance | complacency |


As a proper noun ignorance

is a personification of ignorance.

As a noun complacency is

a feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.

ignorance

Alternative forms

* ignoraunce

Noun

  • The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information.
  • Derived terms

    * ignorant * willful ignorance * ignorance is bliss

    Synonyms

    * unawareness * blindness

    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.