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Definition of "acquiescent" []

  • Disposed or willing to acquiesce. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acquiescent" in a sentence
  • "She frowned, exactly as the Lady whom Stile knew would have, then flung her golden hair back in a kind of acquiescent defiance."
  • "Our information overload society is at risk for the kind of acquiescent attitude."
  • "This despite the presence last week of Broadway diva Patti LuPone in the singing role of Anna 1, a no-nonsense, matronly gal, and dancer Wendy Whelan, in her 20th anniversary year with NYCB, as dancing Anna 2, the acquiescent sibling or split personality accompanying her sister as they travel the U.S. making money to send to their stern family for a new house."