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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.

Usage examples (36)
  • I am ashamed to say that hitherto I have only given myself out of mere complaisance.
  • "complaisance" -- that every man strive to accommodate himself to the rest.
  • We are fed up with nothing but vain complaisance
  • I felt myself very comfortable in that house, and every individual of the family had all kind of complaisance for me. for more
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  • Their "complacence" (state of being satisfied with oneself) was unpleasant when compared to his "complaisance" (a willingness to please others).
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