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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·plai·sance /kəmˈplesṇ(t)s, zṇ(t)s; ˌkɑmpleˈzæn(t)s, plə, ˈzɑn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·plai·sance n.  Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.
    These [ladies] . . . are by the just complaisance and gallantry of our nation the most powerful part of our people.   --Addison.
 They strive with their own hearts and keep them down,
 In complaisance to all the fools in town.   --Young.
 Syn: -- Civility; courtesy; urbanity; suavity; affability; good breeding.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
          [syn: compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference]