Synonyms for complaisant
Antonyms for complaisant
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLAISANT
And loves me just enough to advise me to be complaisant to a man I despise.
He could even, when so disposed, become gentle and complaisant.
But she who had murmured as a wife was not complaisant as a mistress.
Even the most complaisant women like at least the appearance of a siege.
Probably of the complaisant model who ventures into Lochias at night?
For him the goddess of Chance had smiled, and he was in the most complaisant humour.
Possibly a too complaisant and unaggressive Nature had spoiled them.
But these complaisant men soon repented of their submission.
There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant.
It is vain to profess to one's own heart a complaisant dandyism of misanthropy.
1640s, from French complaisant (16c.), in Middle French, "pleasing," present participle of complaire "acquiesce to please," from Latin complacere "be very pleasing" (see complacent, with which it overlapped till mid-19c.). Possibly influenced in French by Old French plaire "gratify."
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