Definition of Complaisance

1. Noun. A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.




Definition of Complaisance

1. n. Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.

Definition of Complaisance

1. Noun. The quality of being complaisant, amiable or agreeable. ¹

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Definition of Complaisance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complaisance

complainants
complainaunt
complained
complainer
complainers
complainest
complaineth
complaining
complaining(a)
complainingly
complains
complaint
complaintful
complaintive
complaints
complaisance (current term)
complaisances
complaisant
complaisantly
complaisantness
complaisaunce
complanadine
complanar
compleat
compleated
compleatest
compleating
compleatly
compleats
complect

Literary usage of Complaisance

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1. The Young Husband: Or, Duties of Man in the Marriage Relation by William Andrus Alcott (1846)
"complaisance. General value of complaisance. Does not exist in word, ... IF complaisance is ever desirable, it is so in a married couple towards each other. ..."

2. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"Her silence clearly demonstrated that she knew nothing about the matter, and had failed to comprehend his meaning, so that out of complaisance he said to ..."

3. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"complaisance -ANTLY. and Complaisant, are but the Fr. -ANCE. manner of writing ... complaisance, — that is to say, That every man strive to accommodate ..."

4. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"Wolsey—His first Commission—His complaisance and Dioceses—Cardinal, Chancellor, and Legate—Ostentation and Necromancy—His Spies and Enmity—Pretensions of ..."

5. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1816)
"In his name her two celebrated romances were first given to the public, and it was on the appearance of Zayde, that Huet had the complaisance to write his ..."

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