complacency vs self-complacency

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simplythebest
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complacency vs self-complacency

Postby simplythebest » Thu May 21, 2009 2:43 pm

Hi there,

I see that some dictionaries list both 'complacency' and 'self-complacency' (Merriam-Webster+other AE online dictionaries), whereas Oxford, Cambridge, Macmillan list only 'complacency'.
Is 'self-complacency' currently used in British English?

Thank you,
simplythebest

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Re: complacency vs self-complacency

Postby hermit » Thu May 21, 2009 6:43 pm

Re: complacency/self-complacency - both mean the same. my british neighbors use
both interchangeably. maybe they have just gotten used to hearing canadians frequently saying 'self-complacency'.

hermit


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