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Definitions for suppliant
ˈsʌp li əntsup·pli·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, requester(adj)

    one praying humbly for something

    "a suppliant for her favors"

  2. suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory(adj)

    humbly entreating

    "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"


  1. suppliant(Noun)

    One who pleads or requests earnestly.

    Etymology: From suppliant, present participle of supplier.

  2. suppliant(Adjective)

    Entreating with humility.

    Etymology: From suppliant, present participle of supplier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppliant(adj)

    asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating

  2. Suppliant(adj)

    manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication

  3. Suppliant(noun)

    one who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suppliant

    sup′li-ant, adj. supplicating: asking earnestly: entreating.—n. a humble petitioner.—adv. Supp′liantly.—n. Supp′liantness. [Fr. suppliant, pr.p. of supplier—L. supplicāre.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppliant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppliant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of suppliant in a Sentence

  1. Mahabharata:

    Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. purse
    • B. substitute
    • C. witness
    • D. tranquillity

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