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    #1

    Use of "complacent"

    Hi

    I would like to say that a university shouldn't be picky about foreign degrees.

    Can I say:

    The university shouldn't be complacent about foreign degrees.

    How else could I use the word complacent if my example sentence is wrong?

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    Re: Use of "complacent"

    The university shouldn't be complacent about foreign degrees.
    The word "complacent" does not fit the sentence.
    Perhaps:
    The university shouldn't be overly stringent about accepting foreign degrees.

    To see how a word is used, try http://fraze.it
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    #3

    Re: Use of "complacent"

    Or

    The university shouldn't look down on foreign degrees.

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