complaisance complaisance


  • (n) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others


  1. Gwen, by contrast, is a tornado of fresh-scrubbed feminine complaisance and complicity with every imaginable expectation of good mothers and wives.
  2. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.
  3. It is implicit in a memoir that shuns complaisance -- even while it draws evocative sketches of Capri and of the other ''monsters,'' literary or otherwise who stayed there.


  1. "We lost an election that in our complaisance we deemed was easier to win than to lose," Prof Frimpong-Boateng stated in Accra, as he officially launched his bid to contest the presidential primaries of the party for Election 2012.
    on May 20, 2010 By: Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Source: Ghana News Agency

  2. "Here a person sees & converses with people of all ranks, of all tempers," Dickinson wrote. "He acquires an ease & freedom of behaviour with his superiors, complaisance and civility to his inferiors."
    on May 21, 2010 By: John Dickinson Source: Wall Street Journal

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