counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "suppliant" [sup•pli•ant]

  • Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching. (adjective)
  • A supplicant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suppliant" in a sentence
  • "Sadness converges into "Sweet," and the plaintive note of longing in the voice of the suppliant is inseparable from the persistent imperative in the reiterated "Be thou.""
  • "To make the man a suppliant is the delight of her soul."
  • "He said he hoped that the young candidate, if elected, would treat the liquor men fairly, to which the "suppliant" replied that he intended to treat all interests fairly."