Suppliant

  • 1 suppliant — suppliant, iante [ syplijɑ̃, ijɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • XIVe; de supplier 1 ♦ Qui supplie. « L étranger suppliant » (A. Chénier). Fig. « Cette superbe raison humiliée et suppliante » (Pascal). ♢ Qui exprime la supplication. Air, regard suppliant.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 suppliant — Suppliant, [suppli]ante. adj. v. Qui supplie. De fier qu il estoit. il est devenu suppliant. je l ay veuë suppliante & prosternée à vos pieds. On dit aussi, Une voix suppliante, un visage suppliant. Suppliant, est aussi subst. Et alors il se dit… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 suppliant — suppliant, ante (su pli an, an t ) adj. 1°   Qui supplie. Suppliante et prosternée au pied des autels. •   Archias, ayant appris que Démosthène, retiré dans l île de Calaurie, s était rendu suppliant dans le temple de Neptune, ROLLIN Hist. anc.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 suppliant — Suppliant, Supplicans. Face le suppliant sa requeste en jugement, Supplicans argumentum libelli sui palam in iure exponere iussus, et cum aduersario ea de re certare. B. Le suppliant debouté de sa requeste, Supplicator sua postulatione exclusus,… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 suppliant — [sup′lē ənt] n. [ME suppliaunt: see SUPPLIANT the adj.] a person who supplicates; petitioner adj. [MFr, prp. of supplier < L supplicare, to SUPPLICATE] 1. asking humbly; supplicating; entreating 2. expressing supplication [suppliant words]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Suppliant — Sup pli*ant, n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively. [1913 Webster] Hear thy suppliant s prayer. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 suppliant — early 15c., humble petitioner, from M.Fr. suppliant, originally prp. of supplier to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray, from L. supplicare beg, beseech (see SUPPLICATION (Cf. supplication)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 suppliant — index special interest, suitor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 suppliant — фр. [сюплиа/н] supplichevole ит. [суппликэ/воле] умоляя …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 11 suppliant — ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes a humble or earnest request. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ making or expressing a humble or earnest request …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 SUPPLIANT — ANTE. adj. Qui supplie. Il était si fier autrefois, le voilà devenu bien suppliant. Je l ai vue suppliante et prosternée à vos pieds. Une posture suppliante. Un visage suppliant. Des discours suppliants. Des paroles suppliantes.   Il est aussi… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 suppliant — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from present participle of supplier to supplicate, from Latin supplicare Date: 15th century supplicant II. adjective Etymology: Middle French, present participle Date: circa 1567 1. humbly… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 suppliant — UK [ˈsʌplɪənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms suppliant : singular suppliant plural suppliants a supplicant …

    English dictionary

  • 15 suppliant — sup|pli|ant [ˈsʌpliənt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: , present participle of supplier to supplicate , from Latin supplicare; SUPPLICANT] literary a supplicant >suppliant adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 suppliant — noun (C) literary a supplicant suppliant adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 suppliant — 1. noun they were not mere suppliants Syn: petitioner, supplicant, pleader, beggar, applicant 2. adjective those around her were suppliant Syn: pleading, begging, imploring, entreating, supplicating; on bended knee …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 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

  • 19 suppliant — 1. adjective /ˈsʌplɪənt/ Entreating with humility. 2. noun /ˈsʌplɪənt/ One who pleads or requests earnestly. Syn: beseecher, petitioner, supplicant See Also …

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  • 20 suppliant — Synonyms and related words: adorant, adorer, adoring, applicant, asker, aspirant, beadsman, beggar, begging, bidder, cadging, candidate, celebrant, chapelgoer, churchgoer, claimant, communicant, congregation, daily communicant, devotional, devout …

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