acquiescent


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Related to acquiescent: preoccupied

ac·qui·es·cent

 (ăk′wē-ĕs′ənt)
adj.
Disposed or willing to acquiesce.

ac′qui·es′cent·ly adv.

ac•qui•es•cent

(ˌæk wiˈɛs ənt)

adj.
disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.
[1745–55; < Latin]
ac`qui•es′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acquiescent - willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protestacquiescent - willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke

acquiescent

acquiescent

adjective
1. Submitting without objection or resistance:
2. Disposed to accept or agree:
Archaic: fain.
Translations
مَيَّال للقُبُول والإذْعَان
svolný
føjelig
beleegyezõ
auîsveipur
súhlasný
uysalyumuşak başlı

acquiescent

[ˌækwɪˈesnt] ADJconforme, aquiescente
he was perfectly acquiescentse mostró completamente conforme
he is acquiescent by naturepor su naturaleza se conforma con todo

acquiescent

[ˌækwiˈɛsənt] adjconsentant(e)

acquiescent

adjfügsam; smileergeben; attitudezustimmend

acquiescent

[ˌækwɪˈɛsnt] adj (frm) → acquiescente

acquiesce

(ӕkwiˈes) verb
to agree. After a lot of persuasion, he finally acquiesced.
acquiˈescence noun
acquiˈescent adjective
References in classic literature ?
Andy shrugged his shoulders, and gave an acquiescent whistle.
This undeniable argument produced a sort of acquiescent umph
P-, in charge of the deck, hooked on to the windward mizzen rigging in a state of perfect serenity; myself, the third mate, also hooked on somewhere to windward of the slanting poop, in a state of the utmost preparedness to jump at the very first hint of some sort of order, but otherwise in a perfectly acquiescent state of mind.
Thenceforth, he contented himself with quick looks and glances, easily interpreted, or by some acquiescent motions of his hands, when such could be convenient, to emphasise his idea of the correctness of any inference.
But looking at her carefully she came to the conclusion that the hospital nurse was only slavishly acquiescent, and that the look of satisfaction was produced by no splendid conception of God within her.
It was hardly a year since they had come to live at Tipton Grange with their uncle, a man nearly sixty, of acquiescent temper, miscellaneous opinions, and uncertain vote.
He had certainly a strange audience to harangue: his wife perfectly acquiescent and absolutely ignorant of his meaning, Summerlee seated in the shadow, querulous and critical but interested, Lord John lounging in a corner somewhat bored by the whole proceeding, and myself beside the window watching the scene with a kind of detached attention, as if it were all a dream or something in which I had no personal interest whatever.
Never divining Joan's fluttering wildness, her blind hatred of restraint and compulsion, her abhorrence of mastery by another, and mistaking the warmth and enthusiasm in her eyes (aroused by his latest tale) for something tender and acquiescent, he drew her to him, laid a forcible detaining arm about her waist, and misapprehended her frantic revolt for an exhibition of maidenly reluctance.
Humbly acquiescent, he pulled Bob back, and the gate swung shut between them.
They sat dumbly acquiescent, with the exception of Dr.
I am not sure that he would not have longed for the quarrelling again, if it had ceased for an entire week; and it is certain that an acquiescent, mild wife would have left his meditations comparatively jejune and barren of mystery.
In these segments breast cancer disease segment was observed to be the largest market as is the most common form of cancer in women and is highly acquiescent for tissue diagnostics.