from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Complacency, Complaisance (see complacence), urbanity, suavity, deference, good breeding, politeness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others


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