Definition of complaisant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəmˈpleɪzənt//
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpleɪzənt//
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ready to accept other people’s actions and opinions and to do what other people want She was a complaisant wife and dutiful daughter. Word Originmid 17th cent.: French, from complaire ‘acquiesce in order to please’, from Latin complacere ‘to please’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: complaisant