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Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
[From Middle English, one who supplicates, from Old French, present participle of supplier, to entreat, from Latin supplicāre; see supplicate.]
expressing entreaty or supplication
another word for supplicant
[C15: from French supplier to beseech, from Latin supplicāre to kneel in entreaty; see supple]
sup•pli•ant(ˈsʌp li ənt)
1. a person who supplicates; petitioner.adj.
3. expressive of supplication, as words or actions.
[1400–50; < Middle French, present participle of supplier < Latin supplicāre to supplicate]
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|Noun||1.||suppliant - 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
|Adj.||1.||suppliant - humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"|