• synonyms


[ak-wee-es-uh nt]
See more synonyms for acquiescent on Thesaurus.com
  1. disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.
Show More

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
Related formsac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverbhalf-ac·qui·es·cent, adjectivehalf-ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverbnon·ac·qui·es·cent, adjectivenon·ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverbun·ac·qui·es·cent, adjectiveun·ac·qui·es·cent·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for acquiescently

willingly, warmly, cordially, freely, heartily, readily, cheerfully, cheerily, enthusiastically, gratefully, gleefully, gaily, lovingly, merrily, passionately, pleasantly, sweetly, zealously, acquiescently, ardently

Examples from the Web for acquiescently

Historical Examples of acquiescently

  • This it is the highest wisdom of men to acquiescently confess.

    Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;

    Clark S. Beardslee

  • "Heap better," said Flor acquiescently, and beginning to hold a whistling colloquy with the hidden voice.

  • I said something about a private family—'Or a private family,' added the lady, acquiescently.

    An American Girl in London

    Sara Jeannette Duncan

  • "It is written: 'Cho Sing collected feathers to make a garment for his canary when it began to moult,'" replied Lin acquiescently.

Word Origin and History for acquiescently



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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper