Synonyms: inactive, motionless, dormant

Quiescent Sentence: I love the quiescent surroundings of this village.

Under The Lens: Quiescent Etymology

Quiescent comes from the Latin root quies which means – rest, quiet. The most common word from the root is of course quiet. Some of the other words derived from the root are acquiescence and tranquil.

Acquiescence means to consent quietly or without protest. It is usually negative in tone and suggests submissive behaviour. Tranquil means peaceful, quiet or calm.

 

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