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ˈsʌp li əntsup·pli·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, requesteradjective

    one praying humbly for something

    "a suppliant for her favors"

  2. suppliant, supplicant, supplicatoryadjective

    humbly entreating

    "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"


  1. suppliantnoun

    One who pleads or requests earnestly.

    Etymology: From suppliant, present participle of supplier.

  2. suppliantadjective

    Entreating with humility.

    Etymology: From suppliant, present participle of supplier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppliantadjective

    asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating

  2. Suppliantadjective

    manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication

  3. Suppliantnoun

    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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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. bibulous
    • B. lacerate
    • C. motile
    • D. usurious

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