plac-, placi-, -plais

(Latin: to please, to satisfy; peace, peacefulness; calm, calmness)

complacence (s) (noun), complacences (pl)
The feeling of being overly self-satisfied, which some people have when they are content with themselves and their situations: The new student was aware of the complacences of some of the rich kids at the private school.
Self-satisfaction and contentment.
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complacent (adjective), more complacent, most complacent
1. Contented with oneself to a fault; that is, self-satisfied and unconcerned: Ever since Cain received his raise, he has been the most complacent person in the office and he doesn't do as much work as he did before.
2. Self-satisfied and unaware of possible dangers: Too many people were complacent when there was a strong economy, but that attitude has changed now that the economy has gone in the other direction.
Satisfied or pleased with oneself.
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complacently (adverb)
A descriptive term for an attitude of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better: "Jacob went to work each day complacently feeling that every thing was great and nothing should be changed."
complaisance (s) (noun)
1. An inclination or a tendency to willingly give in to the requests of others.
2. A disposition to please or to comply willingly and in a friendly way with the wishes of another person or other people.
complaisant (adjective), more complaisant, most complaisant
Relating to someone who is very willing to please others; obedient and agreeable to do what others are suggesting: Jackie was very obliging and complaisant when she was asked by the disabled lady to help her go across the street.
Someone who is excessively ready to please others.
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Someone who is willing to please or to literally do what someone has suggested.
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Ready to help someone do something.
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complaisantly (adverb)
complaisantness (s) (noun)
displeasant (adjective)
displeasantly (adverb)
displease (verb), displeases; displeased; displeasing
displeasingly (adverb)
displeasingness (s) (noun)
displeasurable (adjective)
displeasure (s) (noun), displeasures (pl)
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietam.
By the sword we seek peace but peace only under liberty.

State motto of Massachusetts, USA.; suggesting that military preparedness can ensure peace.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "calm, calmness, peace, quiet": pac-, peac-; quies-, quiet-; seren-.