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pleading

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

asking humbly
  • a pleading husband seeking forgiveness once again from his long-suffering wife

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pleading

noun

Synonyms of pleading (Entry 2 of 3)

an earnest request
  • coldhearted tourists pointedly ignoring the pleadings of the city's many street urchins

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pleading

verb
present participle of plead

Synonyms of pleading (Entry 3 of 3)

to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration
  • can I plead temporary insanity for having made that foolish decision?

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The first known use of pleading was in the 14th century

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“Pleading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pleading. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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