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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:
A glance at the map will show that heaven advised its supplicants quite correctly.
But supplicants for favor know how to accommodate the expression of their features, and the daughter of Henry IV.
Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants.
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.
Follow Fahey Richard Fahey, who saddles a quartet of runners - Tatlisu, Arctic Feeling, Boy In The Bar and Supplicant - has landed this valuable prize four times in the last eight years courtesy of Quest For Success (2009 and 2011) and Knot In Wood (2007 and 2008).
SUPPLICANT is the other Sunday selection on the back of him going onto the list following a promising comeback.
RICHARD Fahey has always thought Supplicant was capable of landing a big pot and he can get his season off to the perfect start in the Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap at Pontefract.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the app and the web portal will act as a suggestion forum as the complaint can be tracked once the supplicant registers with the app or online.
I repeat that the difference between the Labour and Conservative parties is that we are ambitious for Wales, whereas the Labour party seem to think that Wales should be a supplicant nation for evermore.