[ ri-lahy-uhnt ]
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  1. having or showing dependence: reliant on money from home.

  2. confident; trustful.

Origin of reliant

First recorded in 1855–60; rely + -ant

Other words from reliant

  • re·li·ant·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·re·li·ant, adjective
  • un·re·li·ant, adjective

Words Nearby reliant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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