adjective Etymology: Latin acquiescent-, acquiescens, present participle of acquiescere Date: 1753 inclined to acquiesce • acquiescently adverb

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  • Acquiescent — Ac qui*es cent, a. [L. acquiescens, centis; p. pr.] Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquiescent — index amenable, charitable (lenient), concurrent (united), congruous, consensual, consenting …   Law dictionary

  • acquiescent — (adj.) 1690s (implied in acquiescently), from L. acquiescentem (nom. acquiescens), prp. of acquiescere (see ACQUIESCE (Cf. acquiesce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquiescent — resigned, *compliant Analogous words: submissive (see TAME): yielding, submitting, deferring, bowing, relenting (see YIELD) Antonyms: rebellious Contrasted words: contumacious, *insubordinate: protesting, objecting, kicking, remonstrating (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquiescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ ready to accept or do something without protest. DERIVATIVES acquiescence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • acquiescent — [ak΄wē′es′ənt] adj. acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest acquiescently adv …   English World dictionary

  • acquiescent — [[t]æ̱kwie̱s(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is acquiescent is ready to agree to do what someone wants, or to accept what they do. [FORMAL] The other men were acquiescent, but Trevor had an independent streak. Syn: submissive …   English dictionary

  • acquiescent — acquiescently, adv. /ak wee es euhnt/, adj. disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly. [1745 55; < L acquiescent (s. of acquiescens, prp. of acquiescere). See ACQUIESCE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • acquiescent — adjective the apolitical and acquiescent masses Syn: compliant, complying, consenting, cooperative, willing, obliging, agreeable, amenable, tractable, persuadable, pliant, flexible, unprotesting; submissive, servile, subservient, obsequious, self …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • acquiescent — adjective willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest too acquiescent to challenge authority • Syn: ↑biddable • Similar to: ↑obedient • Derivationally related forms: ↑bid (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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