- Ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants: his acquiescent moodMore example sentences
compliant, complying, consenting, cooperative, willing, obliging, agreeable, amenable, tractable, persuadable, easily persuaded, pliant, flexible, easy, unprotesting, resigned; submissive, servile, subservient, obsequious, ingratiating, toadying, Uriah Heepish, self-effacing, unassertive, yielding, biddable, docile, deferential, respectful• informal bootlicking
- The better-off refuse payment for services they accept while their victims are so servile and acquiescent that they make no protest.
- His anxiety proneness seems less pronounced now than it was in 1985, but in spite of this he proved to be abnormally suggestible, compliant and acquiescent.
- Feminist folklore theory shows that women's practices are resistant as well as acquiescent, contingent as well as contextual.
early 17th century: from Latin acquiescent- 'remaining at rest', from the verb acquiescere (see acquiesce).