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Meaning of SUPPLIANT

Pronunciation:  'supleeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
  2. [adj]  humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
 

SUPPLIANT is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: beseeching, petitioner, supplicant, supplicant, supplicatory
 
 See Also: applicant, applier, besieger, canvasser, postulant, solicitor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sup"pli*ant\, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat,
    L. supplicare. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Supplicant}.]
    1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching;
       supplicating.
    
             The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow proud.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.
    
             To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    Syn: Entreating; beseeching; suing; begging; supplicating;
         imploring. -- {Sup"pli*ant*ly}, adv. --
         {Sup"pli*ant*ness}, n.
    
    
  2. \Sup"pli*ant\, n.
    One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats
    submissively.
    
          Hear thy suppliant's prayer.             --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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