complaisancenoun [ U ]uk /kəmˈpleɪ.zəns/ us /kəmˈpleɪ.səns/ formal
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adjective uk /kəmˈpleɪ.zənt/ us /kəmˈpleɪ.sənt/
Examples from literature
- He can refuse them nothing, and even carries his complaisance so far as to give them marks of affection without really liking them.
- I am ashamed to say that hitherto I have only given myself out of mere complaisance.
- The flattering complaisance of the latter counterbalances the rough honesty of the former.
- This complaisance did not raise him in estimation at Vienna or elsewhere.
- We yielded at last, out of complaisance towards her, and were rewarded by feeling wonderfully refreshed by a solid meal.