acquiescent

[ak-wee-es-uh nt]

adjective

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
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
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Word Origin and History for acquiescently

acquiescent

adj.

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

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