Placidity vs Complacency - What's the difference?

placidity | complacency |


As nouns the difference between placidity and complacency

is that placidity is the state of being placid; peacefulness while complacency is a feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.

placidity

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state of being placid; peacefulness.
  • Synonyms

    * (state of being placid) composure, peacefulness, serenity

    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.