acquiescent

[ ak-wee-es-uhnt ]
/ ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt /

adjective

disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.

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Origin of acquiescent

First recorded in 1745–55, acquiescent is from the Latin word acquiēscent- (stem of acquiēscēns, present participle of acquiēscere). See acquiesce, -ent

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