re·​li·​ant | \ ri-ˈlī-ənt How to pronounce reliant (audio) \

Definition of reliant

: having reliance on something or someone : dependent

Other Words from reliant

reliantly adverb

Examples of reliant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a reason Ukraine was so reliant on shipping and Black Sea ports to get its wheat out of the country. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 10 May 2022 In the meantime, the small numbers of people entering the tri-county region are reliant on the generosity and empathy of South Floridians. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 17 Apr. 2022 Now Hollywood got its wish, as the industry is almost entirely reliant on superheroes or video game characters who want to be superheroes. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The result has been to leave even crypto enthusiasts musing publicly that the operation is probably a Ponzi scheme entirely reliant on participants’ continual faith and inflows of crypto to stay afloat. New York Times, 8 Mar. 2022 The Beijing Olympics, for example, will be entirely reliant upon it, despite related environmental concerns. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2022 Noise can also startle seal mothers, leading them to abandon pups that are entirely reliant on milk until two months of age, according to a Coastal Commission memo from June. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 July 2021 Coaches could instruct at practices, not entirely reliant on virtual meetings to install various concepts. Dallas News, 15 June 2021 Courses that are entirely reliant on surface water or recycled water don’t fall under the requirements of the groundwater law. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reliant

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Reliant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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