Ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants: the unions were acquiescent and there was no overt conflict
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- 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).