(?), v. t. [L. compingere.] To compress; to shut up. [Obs.] Burton.
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(?) }, n. [LL. complacentia: cf. F. complaisance. See Complacent, and cf. Complaisance.] 1. Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
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The inward complacence we find in acting reasonably and virtuously.
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Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency, if they discover none of the like in themselves.
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2. The cause of pleasure or joy. "O thou, my sole complacence." Milton.
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3. The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
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Complacency, and truth, and manly sweetness,
Dwell ever on his tongue, and smooth his thoughts.
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With mean complacence ne'er betray your trust.
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