complaisant


com·plai·sant

adjective \-sənt, -zənt, -ˈzant, -ˈzänt\

: willing or eager to please other people : easily convinced to do what other people want

Full Definition of COMPLAISANT

1
:  marked by an inclination to please or oblige
2
:  tending to consent to others' wishes
com·plai·sant·ly adverb

Origin of COMPLAISANT

French, from Middle French, from present participle of complaire to gratify, acquiesce, from Latin complacēre
First Known Use: 1638

Rhymes with COMPLAISANT

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