acquiescent

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Borrowed from Latin acquiescens, -entis; present participle.

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acquiescent (comparative more acquiescent, superlative most acquiescent)

  1. willing to acquiesce, accept or agree to something without objection, protest or resistance
    • 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth:
      This view is reflected in the novelist's stock portrait of the white-man-in-exile's dusky mistress; an acquiescent shadow, who comes to life only if thrown aside, when, sinister and vindictive, she is ready with the wasting poison.
  2. resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit
    an acquiescent policy
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acquiescent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of acquiescer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of acquiescer

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acquiēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of acquiēscō