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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century


In a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.

Examples of Quiescent in a sentence

"My favorite band never broke up, but they’ve been quiescent for over a decade."

"After suffering a few quiescent seasons, the local baseball team roared to a powerful victory on opening day."

About Quiescent

“Quiescent” is based on the Latin “quiēscere,” meaning “being still.”

Did you Know?

Some of today’s most popular music is the product of quiescent, or dormant, periods. In 2015, One Direction entered a quiescent period, during which Harry Styles began focusing on his solo music; he released his massively popular self-titled debut two years later. Also in 2015, Taylor Swift — already a massive star — blasted back into the spotlight after two quiescent years and released the album “Reputation.”

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