compliant

[ kuh m-plahy-uh nt ]
/ kəmˈplaɪ ənt /

adjective

complying; obeying, obliging, or yielding, especially in a submissive way: a man with a compliant nature.
manufactured or produced in accordance with a specified body of rules (usually used in combination): Energy Star-compliant computers.

Nearby words

  1. complexone,
  2. compliable,
  3. compliance,
  4. compliance officer,
  5. compliancy,
  6. complicacy,
  7. complicate,
  8. complicated,
  9. complication,
  10. complice

Origin of compliant

First recorded in 1635–45; comply + -ant

Related forms
Can be confusedcomplacent complaisant compliant

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Examples from the Web for uncompliant

  • Mrs. Fuller was as gentle and unobtrusive as her stalwart husband was forceful and uncompliant.

    Daughters of the Puritans|Seth Curtis Beach


British Dictionary definitions for uncompliant

compliant

compliable

/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /

adjective

complying, obliging, or yielding
Derived Formscompliantly or compliably, adverbcompliantness or compliableness, noun

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Word Origin and History for uncompliant

compliant

adj.

1640s, from comply + -ant.

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