1. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy
  2. quiet and inactive restfulness
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How To Use quiescence In A Sentence

  • An underacknowledged distinction in studies of legitimacy centers on whether the organization seeks active support or merely passive acquiescence.
  • They also expected obeisance, deference, and acquiescence to their methods - even groveling - from me.
  • Yes, yes, all this is certain, and I may not ever go a-traveling everywhither to see the ends of this world and judge them: and the desire to do so no longer moves in me, for there is a cloud about my goings, and there is a whispering which follows me, and I too fall away into the acquiescence of beasts. Figures of Earth
  • An arranged marriage becomes a forced marriage when parents use coercion to obtain the acquiescence of their daughters. Times, Sunday Times
  • But it certainly would consider itself in serious danger if it could not get a larger base of support, or at least of acquiescence. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices
  • I was surprised by her acquiescence to/in the scheme.
  • In the latter situation, the acquiescence could not constitute permission and was only consistent with user as of right.
  • PEA does not mean mechanical quiescence.
  • After their initial statements, all of the parties kept a careful silence, with the complete acquiescence of a tame media.
  • The uneasiness attending this hot paroxysm of fever, or fit of exertion, is very different from that, which attends the previous cold fit, or fit of quiescence, and is frequently the cause of inflammation, as in pleurisy, which is treated of in the next section. Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life
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