- The definition of complaisant is someone who is agreeable and who wants or tries to please.
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 complaisantFrench present participle of complaire ; from Classical Latin complacere: see complacent
Origin of complaisantFrench, from Old French, present participle of complaire, to please, from Latin complacēre; see complacent.
(comparative more complaisant, superlative most complaisant)
- Complaisant should not be confused with its homophone, complacent.