What is another word for suppliant?

Pronunciation: [səplˈa͡ɪ͡ənt] (IPA)

Suppliant is a word that describes someone who is humbly and earnestly requesting something. There are several synonyms for suppliant, including petitioner, applicant, seeker, beggar, and suitor. A petitioner is someone who requests something from an authority figure, such as a government or court. An applicant is someone who is seeking employment or admission to a program. A seeker is someone who actively pursues something they want. A beggar is someone who asks for money or other resources. Finally, a suitor is someone who asks for someone else's hand in marriage. These terms all describe someone who is asking for something in a humble and earnest way, like a supplicant.

What are the hypernyms for Suppliant?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for suppliant?

Suppliant means someone who is making a humble plea or request. Some antonyms for suppliant could include stubborn, defiant, impervious, unyielding, and intractable. These words have a completely opposite meaning to the word suppliant. If someone is being stubborn, they are not willing to make a humble plea or request. If someone is being defiant, they are actively resisting or challenging authority, which is not similar to someone making a humble plea or request. The word impervious means not affected or influenced by something, whereas a suppliant is attempting to influence or appeal to somebody. Unyielding and intractable both describe someone who is unwilling to change or comply with another's request.

What are the antonyms for Suppliant?

Usage examples for Suppliant

To her it seemed as though the other girl's crushing weight of half-acknowledged guilt ought to make her a willing suppliant for pardon.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Although she endeavoured to present her cause coolly, her voice was that of a suppliant.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
The Inche Maida had come to the Residency island humbly with her petition-a reasonable suppliant for help against her enemies.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn

Famous quotes with Suppliant

  • Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.
  • Almighty Freedom! give my venturous song The force, the charm that to thy voice belongStrong in thy strength I bend no suppliant knee, Invoke no miracle, no Muse but thee.
    Joel Barlow
  • Be this your nobler praise in times to come, These your imperial arts, ye sons of Rome! O'er distant realms to stretch your awful sway, To bid those nations tremble and obey; To crush the proud, the suppliant foe to rear, To give mankind a peace, or shake the world with war.
    Christopher Pitt
  • How, save through obscure Terrors, imagine more implacable still And as a suppliant the god who some day will Receive the gift of your grace! and for whom, Devoured by anguish, do you keep the unknown Splendor and mystery of your being?
    Stéphane Mallarmé

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