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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəmˈpleɪsənt/
- Homophone: complacent
- (US) IPA(key): /kəmˈpleɪsənt/, /kəmˈpleɪzənt/
- Willing to do what pleases others; obliging; agreeable.
- (archaic) Polite; showing respect.
- 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “The Country Described. […]”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. […], volume I, London: […] Benj[amin] Motte, […], →OCLC, part II (A Voyage to Brobdingnag), pages 222–223:
- The People who had often heard of me, were very curious to croud about the Sedan, and the Girl was complaiſant enough to make the Bearers ſtop, and to take me in her Hand that I might be conveniently ſeen.
- Complaisant should not be confused with its homophone, complacent.
willing to do what pleases others