acquiescent

[ ak-wee-es-uh nt ]
/ ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt /

adjective

disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.

Nearby words

  1. acquaintance violence,
  2. acquainted,
  3. acquest,
  4. acquiesce,
  5. acquiescence,
  6. acquire,
  7. acquired,
  8. acquired antibody,
  9. acquired behaviour,
  10. acquired character

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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Word Origin and History for acquiescent

acquiescent

adj.

1690s (implied in acquiescently), from Latin acquiescentem (nominative acquiescens), present participle of acquiescere (see acquiesce).

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