AskDefine | Define acquiescent

Dictionary Definition

acquiescent adj : willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"; "a gentle and biddable soul"; "children compliant with the parental will" [syn: biddable, compliant]

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acquiescens, -entis; present participle


  • /æˈkwɪi.ɛsn̩t/ a UK


  1. willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance
  2. resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.

See also


  • Webster 1913



  1. Form of Third-person plural present indicative, acquiescer
  2. Form of Third-person plural present subjunctive, acquiescer

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