For nearly 11-years this website, once called The Fucking Word (and the The Fucking Word of the Day before that), misspelled the word quiescent as quinescent. We could claim it was a typo, but, you know we’d just be lying about it.

Check out the correctly spelled entry for quiescent to read the definition and example usage.


  1. Misspelling of quiescent.

Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Quinescent.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “quinescent”, accessed November 29, 2023,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Quinescent. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved November 29, 2023, from

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