[ kuh m-plahy-uh nt ]
/ kəmˈplaɪ ənt /
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.
adamantine, balky, bullheaded, cantankerous, contumacious, determined, die-hard, dogged, grim, hardheaded, headstrong, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, insubordinate, intractable, intransigent, iron, mulish, obdurate
- compliance officer,
Origin of compliant
com·pli·ant·ly, adverbo·ver·com·pli·ant, adjectivepre·com·pli·ant, adjectivequa·si-com·pli·ant, adjective
qua·si-com·pli·ant·ly, adverbun·com·pli·ant, adjectiveun·com·pli·ant·ly, adverb
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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
/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /
complying, obliging, or yielding
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