Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who pleases men, or who strives to gain their favor.

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Examples

  • For it is not my desire to act towards you as a man-pleaser, [831] but as pleasing God, even as also ye please Him.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • He was no coward, or time-server, or man-pleaser, but he needed prayer, in order that he might not, through any kind of timidity, fail to declare the whole truth of God, or through fear of men, declare it in an apologetic, hesitating way.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • The English mate, who afterwards became captain, was a passionate person, inwardly still more than he showed outwardly, a great man-pleaser where his interest was to be promoted.

    Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680

  • Or are you a too-easy, too-facile man-pleaser and self-seeker, being all things to all men that you may make use of all men?

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)

  • Oeil-de-Boeuf, as the gayest man-pleaser and woman-pleaser; gleaning even a good word from Philosophedom and your Voltaires and D'Alemberts?

    The French Revolution

  • We need not wonder at strangers when they deliver such paradoxes, but a native and inhabitant of this Kingdom, who gives the same verdict, must be either ignorant to stupidity, or a man-pleaser at the expense of all honour, conscience and truth.

    The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 Historical and Political Tracts-Irish

  • He really likes being denied orgasms, and maybe it's my inner man-pleaser, but sometimes I just like when he comes because it makes me feel some sense of accomplishment and competence as a lover.

    Chicago Reader

  • He really likes being denied orgasms, and maybe it's my inner man-pleaser, but sometimes I just like when he comes because it makes me feel some sense of accomplishment and competence as a lover.

    Chicago Reader

  • He really likes being denied orgasms, and maybe it's my inner man-pleaser, but sometimes I just like when he comes because it makes me feel some sense of accomplishment and competence as a lover.

    Chicago Reader

  • To: fight_truth_decay opening his man-pleaser is what got the Lt. in trouble in the first place. some people never learn when to STFU.

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