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EtymologyEdit

French suppliant, present participle of supplier.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌpliənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

suppliant (comparative more suppliant, superlative most suppliant)

  1. Entreating with humility.
    • Milton
      to bow and sue for grace with suppliant knee
  2. Supplying; auxiliary.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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NounEdit

suppliant (plural suppliants)

  1. One who pleads or requests earnestly.
    Synonyms: beseecher, petitioner, supplicant
    • 1963, Philip Vellacott, transl., Medea, translation of original by Euripides, page 39:
      I touch your beard as a suppliant, embrace your knees, imploring you to have pity on my wretchedness.

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VerbEdit

suppliant

  1. present participle of supplier

AdjectiveEdit

suppliant (feminine singular suppliante, masculine plural suppliants, feminine plural suppliantes)

  1. suppliant, begging, pleading, imploring

NounEdit

suppliant m (plural suppliants, feminine suppliante)

  1. supplicant