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One who supplicates; a suppliant.

[From Latin supplicāns, supplicant-, present participle of supplicāre, to kneel down; see supplicate.]


(ˈsʌplɪkənt) or


a person who supplicates
entreating humbly; supplicating
[C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple]


(ˈsʌp lɪ kənt)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplicant - someone who prays to God
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
beadsman, bedesman - a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
2.supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
besieger - an energetic petitioner
postulant - one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
canvasser, solicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
Adj.1.supplicant - humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"


One who humbly entreats:
مُتَوَسِّل، مُتَضَرِّع
yalvaran kimse


[ˈsʌplɪkənt] Nsuplicante mf


[ˈsʌplɪkənt] n (frm) → supplice m/f


(ˈsapliənt) noun
a person begging humbly and earnestly eg for mercy.
References in classic literature ?
Tom was on his feet so suddenly that the supplicant was startled into a jump herself.
My guardian threw his supplicant off with supreme indifference, and left him dancing on the pavement as if it were red-hot.
The door opened gently; the beautiful supplicant pretended not to hear the noise, and in a voice broken by tears, she continued:
Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants.
But supplicants for favor know how to accommodate the expression of their features, and the daughter of Henry IV.
who, having placed himself in the embrasure of a window, awaited the moment of presentation, and was preparing himself to give the supplicants a rigorously diplomatic reception.
A glance at the map will show that heaven advised its supplicants quite correctly.
Accepting the EU's demands would leave the UK a supplicant nation after Brexit" - Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith saying that Prime Minister Theresa May should walk away from the negotiations rather than accept the EU's "intolerable" demands.
As there is never any compulsion in religions, it is the choice of the supplicant whether or not they wish to accept the task of recreating the first action.
By all accounts, she didn't suffer any fools or foolishness and could therefore appeal to the kinds of the intervieweesamong them Joan Didion, Jules Feiffer, William Faulkner, John Asbury, whom she counted as a close friendnot as supplicant, sycophant, or inquisitor, but as a respected colleague, an equal.
11a/b/g/n radio, a complete TCP/IP network protocol stack, and an optimized QCA6004 wireless radio driver and security supplicant in a self-contained hardware package.
I note with concern that even Brexiters are talking in terms of Britain, as a supplicant, must ask for a new deal in "the single market".