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Synonyms for complaisant

ready to do favors for another

Synonyms for complaisant

showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

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Introducing a lengthy description of some ants that are crawling over the protagonist's boots, she intervenes in her writerly persona, clearly addressing the reader of the novel: "Let us adopt their point of view for a moment (those who are not interested in the life of animals may go directly and without prejudice to page 19)," that is, she complaisantly recommends that the reader might wish to skip that description and turn directly to the beginning of the second chapter.
Echenoz invites us to follow Max as he strides towards his death; and, complaisantly enough, he gives us updated bulletins of the time remaining to Max along the way.
A body of text, as Queneau complaisantly points out in his introduction, that would demand more than a million centuries of reading, at a rate of eight hours a day, two hundred days a year (334).
Pratt, putting his wife's separate property at risk, posted her complaisantly signed guarantee in a mailbox in Massachusetts.
Yet I own I thought this cousin of mine more wise, than complaisantly to come and teach me how far I might deceive a jealous husband; and these are the lords of creation
Francis Fukayama, if rather more complaisantly and idealistically, has responded to the same perception.
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