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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inclination to comply willingly with the wishes of others; amiability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being complaisant, amiable or agreeable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Civility and graciousness; that manner of address and behavior in social intercourse which gives pleasure; affability; courtesy; desire to please; acquiescence (in another's wishes) or conformity (to another's desires or comfort) for courtesy's sake.
  • n. Synonyms Complacency, Complaisance (see complacence), urbanity, suavity, deference, good breeding, politeness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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