complaisant complaisant  /kəm ˈpleɪ sənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

Usage(s):

  1. The mayor, John Baker, was nonchalantly adulterous, complaisant, casually corrupt.
  2. In the end, we should ask ourselves if our fixation on the President as national symbol and political touchstone is not too facile and complaisant an attitude.

News

  • Is the Next Great Hope of American Film Hiding In Florida?

    "If you can keep your creative juices flowing, you can make a lot of money in the arts here," said the cab driver taking me to the airport in Key West, Florida over the weekend. To anyone who doesn't reside on this sunny island riddled with pleasure-seeking vacationers and complaisant retirees, that statement might come as a surprise, but this cabbie had found his niche: A musician and wedding ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

Quotes

  1. "If some people in Washington think that such action could make Russia more complaisant to accept the US approaches to settling the Iranian nuclear problem, they are mistaken," Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference.
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: FOXNews

  2. As Kosambi noted research is not about the "the writing of a few papers, sending favoured delegates to international conferences and pocketing of considerable research grants by those who can persuade complaisant politicians to sanction crores of...
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: DD Kosambi Source: Business Standard

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