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.
The state of being placid; peacefulness.
* (state of being placid) composure, peacefulness, serenity
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.
An instance of self-satisfaction.
- Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency , if they discover none of the like in themselves.