Definition of Complaisance. Meaning of Complaisance. Synonyms of Complaisance

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Definition of Complaisance

Complaisance
Complaisance 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.

Meaning of Complaisance from wikipedia

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- "Every word or attitude is forbidden which by flattery, adulation, or complaisance encourages and confirms another in malicious acts and perverse conduct...
- their ragouts as well as to dance, We're fed up with nothing but vain complaisance Oh! the Roast Beef of Old England, And old English Roast Beef! Our fathers...
- Perhaps I interpreted what might have been bland complacency for the complaisance of a generous and loving heart. The two lived a fairly itinerant and...
- be agreeable to his Lordship in every Particular, that noble Peer's Complaisance to her, proceeded wholly from the great Esteem he had for her Wit and...
- them men of much greater profundity than they really are. From this complaisance the critics have been emboldened to ****ume a dictatorial power, and have...
- “every word or attitude is forbidden which by flattery, adulation, or complaisance encourages and confirms another in malicious acts and perverse conduct...