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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-wee-es-uh nt]
    • /ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt/
    • /ˌæk.wiˈes.ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-wee-es-uh nt]
    • /ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt/

Definitions of acquiescent word

  • adjective acquiescent Someone who is acquiescent is ready to agree to do what someone wants, or to accept what they do. 3
  • adjective acquiescent acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest 3
  • adjective acquiescent disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly. 1
  • noun acquiescent (of a person) Ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants. 1
  • adjective acquiescent willing, consenting easily 1
  • adjective acquiescent willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance. 0

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Origin of acquiescent

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55, acquiescent is from the Latin word acquiēscent- (stem of acquiēscēns, present participle of acquiēscere). See acquiesce, -ent

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Parts of speech for Acquiescent


acquiescent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for acquiescent

adj acquiescent

  • resigned — submissive or acquiescent.
  • submissive — inclined or ready to submit or yield to the authority of another; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants.
  • yielding — inclined to give in; submissive; compliant: a timid, yielding man.
  • acquiescing — to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
  • assentive — having the tendency to concur or comply

adjective acquiescent

  • compliant — If you say that someone is compliant, you mean they willingly do what they are asked to do.
  • accepting — amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.
  • willing — disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
  • passive — not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.

Antonyms for acquiescent

adjective acquiescent

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