Suppliantness
Suppliant Sup"pli*ant, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Supplicant}.] 1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating. [1913 Webster]

The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow proud. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication. [1913 Webster]

To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Entreating; beseeching; suing; begging; supplicating; imploring. [1913 Webster] -- {Sup"pli*ant*ly}, adv. -- {Sup"pli*ant*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • suppliant — suppliantly, adv. suppliantness, n. /sup lee euhnt/, n. 1. a person who supplicates; petitioner. adj. 2. supplicating. 3. expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc. [1400 50; late ME < MF, prp. of supplier < L supplicare to beseech,… …   Universalium

  • suppliant — /ˈsʌpliənt / (say supleeuhnt) noun 1. someone who supplicates; a humble petitioner. –adjective 2. supplicating. 3. expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc. {Middle English, from French, present participle of supplier, Old French… …   Australian English dictionary

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