Suppliant – A person making a humble or earnest plea to someone in power. Making or expressing a plea
To remember the definition of the word suppliant, use the following mnemonic:
The supple ant (suppliant) pleaded for someone to take the food off her.
Examples of suppliant in a sentence
After watching Tucker fail miserably because he had made bold demands, I decided to take a more suppliant tactic in asking for a raise.
Abel approached Rebecca’s father in a courteous, suppliant way to ask for her hand in marriage.
Even though it was his third drunk driving offence, Baxter made a suppliant plea to the judge for mercy.