Complaisant


Complaisant
Complaisant Com"plai*sant, a. [F. complaisant, p. pr. of complaire to acquiesce as a favor, fr. L. complacere. See {Complacent}.] Desirous to please; courteous; obliging; compliant; as, a complaisant gentleman. [1913 Webster]

There are to whom my satire seems too bold: Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough. --Pope.

Syn: Obliging; courteous; affable; gracious; civil; polite; well-bred. See {Obliging}. -- {Com"plai*sant`ly}, adv. -- {Com"plai*sant`ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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