Value vs Complacency - What's the difference?

value | complacency |


As a verb value

is .

As a noun complacency is

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

value

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , passage=United were value for their win and Rooney could have had a hat-trick before half-time, with Paul Scholes also striking the post in the second half.}}
  • The degree of importance given to something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, […]. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.}}
  • The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.
  • * M'Culloch
  • An article may be possessed of the highest degree of utility, or power to minister to our wants and enjoyments, and may be universally made use of, without possessing exchangeable value .
  • * Dryden
  • His design was not to pay him the value of his pictures, because they were above any price.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
  • (arts) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.
  • * Joe Hing Lowe
  • I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, mediumand light.
  • Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.
  • Precise meaning; import.
  • the value''' of a word; the '''value of a legal instrument
    (Mitford)
  • (obsolete) Esteem; regard.
  • (Dryden)
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great.
  • (obsolete) valour; also spelled valew
  • (Spenser)

    Synonyms

    * (quality that renders something desirable) worth

    Derived terms

    * valuable * valueless * valueness * economic value * face value * note value * par value * time value

    Verb

    (valu)
  • To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.
  • To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  • To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
  • To hold dear.
  • Synonyms

    * appreciate * assess * esteem * prise, prize * rate * respect * treasure * valuate * worthen

    Antonyms

    * disesteem * disrespect

    See also

    * value system

    Statistics

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    Anagrams

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    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.