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synonyms for complaisance

  • acquiescence
  • compliance
  • courtesy
  • deference
  • friendliness
  • kindness
  • obligingness
  • politeness
  • respect
  • accommodativeness
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antonyms for complaisance

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  • disagreement
  • dishonor
  • disobedience
  • disregard
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
  • antagonism
  • disagreeableness
  • discontent
  • dissatisfaction
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How to use complaisance in a sentence

I proceed how to examine some of those practices to which the priests tell us the Deity attaches his complaisance and his favors.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Basilio would smile bitterly and reflect that in this world complaisance with vice is rewarded better than fulfilment of duty.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
He saw that he was getting beyond control, and, under an exterior of compliance and complaisance, he was genuinely alarmed.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
I try'd to pacify him, and spar'd no Pains nor Complaisance for it, but all to no purpose.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
My first theft was occasioned by complaisance, but it was productive of others which had not so plausible an excuse.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
I feel almost ashamed of your complaisance and kindness in permitting me to see the MS. of your as yet unknown literary treasures.
BEETHOVEN'S LETTERS 1790-1826, VOLUME 1 OF 2LADY WALLACE
He would be all kindness to his grandson and win from him, if it might be possible, reciprocal courtesy and complaisance.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Not that Mrs. Gano developed an angelic complaisance, or Val a superstitious reverence for the head of the house.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
But the youthful Uncas continued a silent and respectful listener, until Hawkeye, in complaisance, demanded his opinion.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
I have often more than half ruined myself by my complaisance; and, being afraid of controul, have brought controul upon myself.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPLAISANCE

  • affability
  • agreeableness
  • amiability
  • attention
  • attractiveness
  • charity
  • charm
  • complaisance
  • cordiality
  • courtesy
  • delightfulness
  • enjoyableness
  • etiquette
  • gallantry
  • geniality
  • gentility
  • gratefulness
  • kindness
  • mildness
  • pleasantness
  • politeness
  • refinement
  • suavity
  • sweetness
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