Complaisance

Com"plai*sance`

(?; 277), n. [F. complaisance. See Complaisant, and cf. Complacence.] Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.
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These [ladies] . . . are by the just complaisance and gallantry of our nation the most powerful part of our people.
Addison.
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They strive with their own hearts and keep them down,
In complaisance to all the fools in town.
Young.

Syn. -- Civility; courtesy; urbanity; suavity; affability; good breeding.
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