Definition of Suppliant

1. Noun. One praying humbly for something. "A suppliant for her favors"

Exact synonyms: Petitioner, Requester, Supplicant
Generic synonyms: Applicant, Applier
Specialized synonyms: Besieger, Postulant, Canvasser, Solicitor
Derivative terms: Supplicate, Supplicate



2. Adjective. Humbly entreating. "A suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"

Definition of Suppliant

1. a. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.

2. n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.

Definition of Suppliant

1. Adjective. Entreating with humility. ¹

2. Noun. One who pleads or requests earnestly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suppliant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suppliant

suppler
supples
supplest
suppletion
suppletions
suppletive
suppletively
suppletories
suppletory
suppli
suppli al telefono
supplial
supplials
suppliance
suppliances
suppliant (current term)
suppliantly
suppliants
supplicancy
supplicant
supplicants
supplicate
supplicated
supplicates
supplicating
supplicatingly
supplication
supplications
supplicative
supplicator

Literary usage of Suppliant

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1. Reports of State Trials: New Series... 1820 to [1858]...by Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis by Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis (1894)
"And the said suppliant, protesting that the plea of the said Attorney General by him thirdly above pleaded, and the matters therein contained, ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1873)
"... of yor said suppliant being in the highway betwen yo' eaid suppliant รจ his footmen, ... wch they kept, yo' said suppliant being in nombre but Ivi ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"... WHERE HE IS RECEIVED AS A suppliant AND GUEST, AND ALCINOUS PROMISES TO FURTHER HIM ON HIS WAY HOME ON THE MORROW. THUS then was the goodly Odysseus, ..."

4. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"... WHERE HE IS RECEIVED AS A suppliant AND GUEST, AND ALCINOUS PROMISES TO FURTHER HIM ON HIS WAY HOME ON THE MORROW. THUS then was the goodly Odysseus, ..."

5. Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1887)
"That when your suppliant purchased his partes, hee had noe certainty therof more then for one yeere in the Globe, and there was a chargeable suit then ..."

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