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Definition of Complaisance

Complaisance

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

Complaisance Quotations

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
Gustave Flaubert

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Agnes Repplier

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
Thomas Paine
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