Definition of acquiescent
: 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>
Examples of acquiescent in a sentence
The acquiescent girl became a strong assertive woman.
<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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