un complaisance

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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