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suppliant

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noun sup·pli·ant \-ənt\

Definition of suppliant



Examples of suppliant

  1. <didn't like being in the position of a suppliant, having to ask her parents to help her pay the rent on her apartment>



Origin of suppliant

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from present participle of supplier to supplicate, from Latin supplicare


First Known Use: 15th century


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suppliant

adjective sup·pli·ant

Definition of suppliant

  1. 1 :  humbly imploring :  entreating <a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness — O. J. Baab>

  2. 2 :  expressing supplication <upraised to the heavens…suppliant arms — William Styron>

sup·pli·ant·ly adverb


Examples of suppliant

  1. <the suppliant thief pleaded for a second chance>



Origin of suppliant

Middle French, present participle


First Known Use: circa 1567


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