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com·plai·sant

 (kəm-plā′sənt, -zənt)
adj.
Exhibiting a desire or willingness to please; cheerfully obliging.

[French, from Old French, present participle of complaire, to please, from Latin complacēre; see complacent.]

com·plai′sant·ly adv.

complaisant

(kəmˈpleɪzənt)
adj
showing a desire to comply or oblige; polite
[C17: from French complaire, from Latin complacēre to please greatly; compare complacent]
comˈplaisantly adv

com•plai•sant

(kəmˈpleɪ sənt, -zənt, ˈkɒm pləˌzænt)

adj.
inclined to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant.
[1640–50; < French, present participle of complaire < Latin complacēre]
com•plai′sant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.complaisant - 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"
accommodating, accommodative - helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in"; "made a special effort to be accommodating"

complaisant

adjective
Ready to do favors for another:
Translations

complaisant

[kəmˈpleɪzənt] ADJ (gen) → servicial, cortés; [wife, husband] → consentido, sumiso

complaisant

[kəmˈpleɪzənt] (old-fashioned) adjcomplaisant(e)

complaisant

adj, complaisantly
References in classic literature ?
Then we can still find something to teach thee, Alleyne," said the Abbot complaisantly.
What she does not know is that you, her son, should have listened to them so complaisantly.
Well, Prince Jason," he continued, aloud, and as complaisantly as he could, "make yourself comfortable for to-day, and to-morrow morning, since you insist upon it, you shall try your skill at the plow.
As in her previous books, she is closely attentive to her reader, leading us through the dilatory meanders of her narratives complaisantly, taking her time with us in pleasingly discursive prose.

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