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Definition of "acquiescence" []

  • Passive assent or agreement without protest. (noun)
  • The state of being acquiescent. (noun)

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 "acquiescence" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Lieberman has been able to shield personal condemnation because of the anti-Semitic taboo, but his behavior and actions have become so outrageous, so intolerable and so duplicitous that acquiescence is no longer acceptable."
  • "I will continue to point the finger outwards as well as inwards because comfort and acquiescence is a dangerous thing."
  • "He bowed low in acquiescence, though he would willingly have left her there."