The word complacency is often hurled, in a rather scornful manner, at people who are unwilling to be political. It connotes a sense of ease and contentment with the status quo.

It is a rare thing to hear the word complacency used in a purely positive way; there's always a sense of scolding to it. At best it's used to convey a person's satisfaction: "Oh? No one asked you to the prom? I've been asked three times," she said with smiling complacency. More usually, however, it takes on a political tone, as with large bodies of people who are unwilling to protest corruption because it doesn't touch them: "He preached and argued, but it was impossible to jostle the students from their complacency."

Definitions of complacency

n the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

“his complacency was absolutely disgusting”
complacence, self-complacency, self-satisfaction
an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
Type of:
the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

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