acquiescent

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adjective ac·qui·es·cent \-ˈe-sənt\

Definition of acquiescent

  1. :  tending to accept or allow what others want or demand :  inclined to acquiesce <a politician accused of being too acquiescent to the demands of special interests>

acquiescently

adverb

Examples of acquiescent in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of acquiescent

Latin acquiescent-, acquiescens, present participle of acquiescere —see acquiesce


First Known Use: 1616



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