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Meaning of COMPLIANT

Pronunciation:  kum'plIunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
  2. [adj]  evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
  3. [adj]  easily influenced or imposed on
  4. [adj]  willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"; "a gentle and biddable soul"; "children compliant with the parental will"

COMPLIANT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acquiescent, amenable, biddable, complying, lamblike, meek, nonresistant, obliging, soft, spiritless, submissive, willing, yielding
 Antonyms: defiant, noncompliant
 See Also: manageable, obedient, tractable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*pli"ant\, a.
Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive. ``The compliant
boughs.'' --Milton.

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