adverb see complaisant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Complaisantly — Complaisant Com plai*sant, a. [F. complaisant, p. pr. of complaire to acquiesce as a favor, fr. L. complacere. See {Complacent}.] Desirous to please; courteous; obliging; compliant; as, a complaisant gentleman. [1913 Webster] There are to whom my …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complaisantly — See complaisant. * * * …   Universalium

  • complaisantly — adverb In a complaisant manner; obligingly …   Wiktionary

  • complaisantly — adv. in an acquiescent manner; graciously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • complaisantly — com·plai·sant·ly …   English syllables

  • complaisantly — adverb : in a complaisant manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • complaisant — complaisantly, adv. /keuhm play seuhnt, zeuhnt, kom pleuh zant /, adj. inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant: the most complaisant child I ve ever met. [1640 50; < F (prp. of complaire) < L complacent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • complaisant — adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, from present participle of complaire to gratify, acquiesce, from Latin complacēre Date: 1638 1. marked by an inclination to please or oblige 2. tending to consent to others wishes Synonyms: see… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jane Frank — Infobox Artist bgcolour = #6495ED name = Jane Frank imagesize = 170px caption = Jane Frank birthname = Jane Babette Schenthal birthdate = birth date|1918|7|25|mf=y location = Baltimore, Maryland deathdate = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • compulsively — Synonyms and related words: anally, automatically, blindly, by reflex, compellingly, complaisantly, compliantly, compulsorily, conformably, conformingly, conventionally, flexibly, imperatively, imperiously, instinctively, involuntarily, malleably …   Moby Thesaurus

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