- a person who supplicates; petitioner.
- expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.
Origin of suppliant
Examples from the Web for suppliant
Historical Examples of suppliant
Here was the man whom she hated, suppliant before her to know the truth.Within the Law
She not only assumed the attitude, but felt the spirit of a suppliant.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
The waxen image is at its feet, as a suppliant, and awaiting only death.The Phantom World
To go a suppliant to that pious icicle my mother were worse than useless.The Strolling Saint
The suppliant raised his head, and his fingers relaxed their hold.Audrey Craven
- expressing entreaty or supplication
- another word for supplicant
Word Origin for suppliant
early 15c., "humble petitioner," from Middle French suppliant, originally present participle of supplier "to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray," from Latin supplicare "beg, beseech" (see supplication).