[ ri-lahy-uh nt ]
/ rɪˈlaɪ ənt /


having or showing dependence: reliant on money from home.
confident; trustful.

Nearby words

  1. relevé,
  2. relexify,
  3. reliability,
  4. reliable,
  5. reliance,
  6. reliantly,
  7. relic,
  8. relic area,
  9. relics,
  10. relict

Origin of reliant

First recorded in 1855–60; rely + -ant

Related formsre·li·ant·ly, adverbo·ver·re·li·ant, adjectiveun·re·li·ant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for reliant



1856; see rely + -ant. Because it means "dependent (on)" it would seem an odd name for an automobile, but Chrysler (Plymouth) nonetheless chose it as one in 1981.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper