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Meaning of COMPLAISANCE

Pronunciation:  kum'pleysuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
 

COMPLAISANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: compliance, compliancy, deference, obligingness
 
 See Also: agreeability, agreeableness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com"plai*sance`\ (?; 277), n. [F. complaisance.
See {Complaisant}, and cf. {Complacence}.]
Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the
wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to
please; courtesy; civility.

      These [ladies] . . . are by the just complaisance and
      gallantry of our nation the most powerful part of our
      people.                                  --Addison.

      They strive with their own hearts and keep them down,
      In complaisance to all the fools in town. --Young.

Syn: Civility; courtesy; urbanity; suavity; affability; good
     breeding.

 

 

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