suppliant

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Etymology[edit]

From French suppliant, present participle of supplier.

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Adjective[edit]

suppliant (comparative more suppliant, superlative most suppliant)

  1. Entreating with humility.
    • Milton
      to bow and sue for grace with suppliant knee

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Noun[edit]

suppliant (plural suppliants)

  1. One who pleads or requests earnestly.
    • 1963: I touch your beard as a suppliant, embrace your knees, imploring you to have pity on my wretchedness. — Euripides, Medea, trans. Philip Vellacott (Penguin Classics, p. 39)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

suppliant

  1. Present participle of supplier.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. suppliant, begging, pleading, imploring

Noun[edit]

suppliant m (plural suppliants, feminine suppliante)

  1. supplicant