What does complaisant mean?

Definitions for complaisant
kəmˈpleɪ sənt, -zənt, ˈkɒm pləˌzæntcom·plaisant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complaisant, obliging(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. complaisant(Adjective)

    compliant

  2. complaisant(Adjective)

    Willing to do what pleases others.

  3. complaisant(Adjective)

    polite, showing respect

  4. Origin: From complaire, from complacere, present active infinitive of complaceo, from com- + placeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complaisant(adj)

    desirous to please; courteous; obliging; compliant; as, a complaisant gentleman

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Complaisant

    kom′plā-zant, or kom-plā-zant′, adj. desirous of pleasing; obliging.—n. Com′plaisance (or Complaisance′), care or desire to please: an obliging civility.—adv. Com′plaisantly (or Complaisant′ly). [Fr.,—complaire—L. complacēre.]

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How to say complaisant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complaisant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complaisant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of complaisant in a Sentence

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Genuine love loves all and sundry without conditions, it loves without expectations and it loves without complaints. In other words, genuine love is ever patient and tireless (it bears or tolerates all flaws, mistakes, short-comings, weaknesses, insults or disappointments) come what may. That is to say, true love is complaisant in nature (it is willing to please others). I mean, it is not self-seeking (it has the best interest of others at heart). Moreover, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. Besides, it endures all (everything and everyone) without weakening. Also, true love does no wrong to anyone (it never hurts anybody). Conclusively, genuine love lasts perpetually and never for a short while. Oh! yes, that is just the qualities of true love. So, permit me to tell you this, whoever that lacks the above qualities is not a genuine love at all. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Genuine love loves all and sundry without conditions, it loves without expectations and it loves without complaints. In other words, genuine love is ever patient and tireless (it bears or tolerates all flaws, mistakes, short- comings, weaknesses, insults or disappointments) come what may. That is to say, true love is complaisant in nature (it is willing to please others). I mean, it is not self-seeking (it has the best interest of others at heart). Moreover, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. Besides, it endures all (everything and everyone) without weakening. Also, true love does no wrong to anyone (it never hurts anybody). Conclusively, genuine love lasts perpetually and never for a short while. Oh! yes, that is just the qualities of true love. So, permit me to tell you this, anything less than the above qualities is not a genuine love at all. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

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Translations for complaisant

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  • отстъпчив, внимателен, любезен, вежливBulgarian
  • entgegenkommend, gefällig, wohlwollendGerman
  • complacienteSpanish
  • welwillend, aan, willig, passend, respectvol, vriendelijk, tegemoetkomend, voldoendDutch
  • foglig, tillmötesgående, artigSwedish

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