A happy-go-lucky girl who is agreeable, doesn't fight and does what others want her to do is an example of someone who is complaisant.
Origin of complaisantFr, present participle of complaire, to please, humor ; from Classical Latin complacere: see complacent
Origin of complaisantFrench, from Old French, present participle of complaire, to please, from Latin complac&emacron;re; see complacent.
(comparative more complaisant, superlative most complaisant)
- Complaisant should not be confused with its homophone, complacent.