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    Question 'complacency' vs 'self-complacency'

    Hi there,

    I see that some online AE dictionaries (Merriam-Webster, among others) list both 'self-complacency' and 'complacency'.
    Oxford, Longman, Macmillan list only 'complacency'.
    In a recent Romanian-English dictionary I found only 'self-complacency' for 'the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself'.
    Isn't 'self-complacency' currently used in British English?

    Thank you,

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    Re: 'complacency' vs 'self-complacency'

    I have heard 'self-complacent' used, but it's not at all common in BrE.

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