- n a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
- Gwen, by contrast, is a tornado of fresh-scrubbed feminine complaisance and complicity with every imaginable expectation of good mothers and wives.
- Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.
- 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.
- Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng in Ghana News Agency
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.
- John Dickinson in Wall Street Journal
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."