[ ak-wee-es-uhnt ]
See synonyms for: acquiescentacquiescently on

  1. disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.

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

Other words from acquiescent

  • ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverb
  • half-ac·qui·es·cent, adjective
  • half-ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverb
  • non·ac·qui·es·cent, adjective
  • non·ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverb
  • un·ac·qui·es·cent, adjective
  • un·ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby acquiescent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use acquiescent in a sentence

  • These achievements often leave me a little cold, intellectually acquiescent, nothing more.

    Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
  • For how long content—content is not the word: despairingly acquiescent—theres no word to express that—I can noway tell.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane