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complaisant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complaisant 
  adj  :  showing  a  cheerful  willingness  to  do  favors  for  others  "to 
  close  one's  eyes  like  a  complaisant  husband  whose  wife 
  has  taken  a  lover";  "the  obliging  waiter  was  in  no 
  hurry  for  us  to  leave"  [syn:  {obliging}] 




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