Fulfill vs Complacent - What's the difference?

fulfill | complacent |


As a verb fulfill

is (archaic) to fill full; fill to the utmost capacity; fill up.

As an adjective complacent is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fulfill

English

Alternative forms

* (UK)

Verb

(en verb)
  • (archaic) To fill full; fill to the utmost capacity; fill up.
  • To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
  • To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
  • To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
  • Derived terms

    * fulfilled * fulfilling * fulfillable * fulfillment

    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