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Meaning of COMPLAISANT

Pronunciation:  kum'pleysunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

COMPLAISANT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: accommodating, accommodative, obliging
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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