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acquiescent

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adjective ac·qui·es·cent \-ˈe-sənt\

Simple Definition of acquiescent

  • : tending to accept or allow what other people want or demand

Full Definition of acquiescent

  1. :  inclined to acquiesce

ac·qui·es·cent·ly adverb

Examples of acquiescent

  1. The acquiescent girl became a strong assertive woman.

  2. <was not as acquiescent about sharing her room as her parents seemed to think she should be>



Origin of acquiescent

Latin acquiescent-, acquiescens, present participle of acquiescere


First Known Use: 1753


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