- Suppliant means asked in a humble manner.
An example of suppliant used as an adjective is "suppliant questioning."
- The definition of a suppliant is a person who asks.
An example of a suppliant is a condemned prison who pleads for his life before the judge.
Origin of suppliantMiddle English suppliaunt: see suppliantthe
- asking humbly; supplicating; entreating
- expressing supplication: suppliant words
Origin of suppliantMFr, prp. of supplier < L supplicare, to supplicate
Origin of suppliantFrom Middle English, one who supplicates, from Old French, present participle of supplier, to entreat, from Latin supplicare; see supplicate.