complaisance

[kuhm-pley-suhns, -zuhns, kom-pluh-zans]
noun
1.
the quality of being complaisant.
2.
a complaisant act.

Origin:
1645–55; < French; see complaisant, -ance

noncomplaisance, noun
uncomplaisance, noun
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complaisance (kəmˈpleɪzəns)
 
n
1.  deference to the wishes of others; willing compliance
2.  an act of willing compliance

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complaisance
1650s, from Fr. complaisance (14c.) "care or desire to please," from M.L. complacentia (see complacence).
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Example sentences
Our people will not always treat them with undue complaisance.
He is looking with complaisance upon the achievement of years of labor.
The fifth law is complaisance that every man strive to accommodate himself to the rest.
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