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complaisance

[kuh m-pley-suh ns, -zuh ns, kom-pluh-zans] /kəmˈpleɪ səns, -zəns, ˈkɒm pləˌzæns/
noun
1.
the quality of being complaisant.
2.
a complaisant act.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < French; see complaisant, -ance
Related forms
noncomplaisance, noun
uncomplaisance, noun
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Word Origin and History for un complaisance
complaisance
1650s, from Fr. complaisance (14c.) "care or desire to please," from M.L. complacentia (see complacence).
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