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  • willing to do what pleases others
  • polite, showing respect
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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