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acquiescent

[ak-wee-es-uh nt] /ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin acquiēscent- (stem of acquiēscēns, present participle of acquiēscere). See acquiesce, -ent
Related forms
acquiescently, adverb
half-acquiescent, adjective
half-acquiescently, adverb
nonacquiescent, adjective
nonacquiescently, adverb
unacquiescent, adjective
unacquiescently, adverb
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Examples for acquiescent
  • Sugar snap peas, cocooned in their skins, are similarly acquiescent.
  • The extent to which the authorities were complicit or acquiescent in these abuses was uncertain.

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