Apologist vs Complacent - What's the difference?

apologist | complacent |


As a noun apologist

is one who makes an apology.

As an adjective complacent is

uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

apologist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who makes an apology.
  • One who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution.
  • Synonyms

    * (one who makes an apology) apologizer, apologiser

    References

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    complacent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.
  • Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) should not be confused with its homophone, complaisant.

    Synonyms

    * smug * self-satisfied

    Derived terms

    * (l) * self-complacent