-ant

being in a state or condition

Usage

  • piquant

    Something that is piquant is interesting and exciting; food that is piquant is pleasantly spicy.

  • penchant

    If you have a penchant for some activity, you have a strong fondness for it and thus find it enjoyable.

  • flagrant

    An action that is flagrant shows that someone does not care if they obviously break the rules or highly offend people.

  • itinerant

    When someone is described as itinerant, they are characterized by traveling or moving about from place to place.

  • nonchalant

    Someone who is nonchalant is very relaxed and appears not to be worried about anything.

  • rampant

    If something bad, such as crime or disease, is rampant, there is a lot of it—and it is increasing in a way that is difficult to control.

  • semantic

    The word semantic is used to describe that which pertains to meaning, especially the meaning of words and phrases.

  • trenchant

    Trenchant comments or criticisms are expressed forcefully, directly, and clearly, even though they may be hurtful to the receiver.

  • poignant

    Something that is poignant affects you deeply and makes you feel sad or full of pity.

  • petulant

    A petulant person behaves in an unreasonable and childish way, especially because they cannot get their own way or what they want.

  • pliant

    Something that is pliant is adaptable and can bend easily without breaking.

  • recalcitrant

    A recalcitrant animal or person is difficult to control and refuses to obey orders—even after stiff punishment.

  • luxuriant

    Something luxuriant, such as plants or hair, is growing well and is very healthy.

  • discordant

    A situation or thing that is discordant does not fit in with other things; therefore, it is disagreeable, strange, or unpleasant.

  • clairvoyant

    A clairvoyant person believes that they can predict the future or communicate with the spirits of the dead.

  • pedantic

    If someone is pedantic, they give too much importance to unimportant details and formal rules.

  • aberrant

    When something is aberrant, it is unusual, not socially acceptable, or a departure from the norm.

  • flamboyant

    If someone or something is flamboyant, the former is trying to show off in a way that deliberately attracts attention, and the latter is brightly colored and highly decorated.

  • concordant

    Two people concordant with each other are in agreement or harmony.

  • supplicant

    A supplicant is someone who humbly and respectfully asks for something from another who is powerful enough to grant the request.

  • concomitant

    Something is concomitant when it happens at the same time as something else and is connected with it in some fashion.

  • verdant

    A place described as verdant is green because of all the plants and trees that grow there.

  • savant

    A savant is a person who knows a lot about a subject, either via a lifetime of learning or by considerable natural ability.

  • complaisant

    If someone is complaisant, they are willing to please others and do what they want without complaining.

  • vibrant

    A vibrant person is lively and full of energy in a way that is exciting and attractive.

  • errant

    Anything or anyone errant behaves in a way that is unacceptable or wrong; for example, an errant missile travels in the wrong direction, while an errant student does not follow classroom rules.

  • buoyant

    Someone in a buoyant mood is in good spirits.

  • dormant

    When something is dormant, it is in a state of sleep or is temporarily not active.

  • incessant

    Something that is incessant continues on for a long time without stopping.

  • indignant

    When you are indignant about something, you are angry or really annoyed about it.

  • irrelevant

    Irrelevant information is unrelated or unconnected to the situation at hand.

  • mendicant

    A mendicant is a beggar who asks for money by day on the streets.

  • predominant

    Something predominant is the most important or the most common thing in a group.

  • redundant

    If something is redundant, it exceeds what is necessary or is needlessly wordy or repetitive.

  • stagnant

    Something that is stagnant is not moving; therefore, it is not growing, progressing, or acting as it should.

  • confidant

    A confidant is a close and trusted friend to whom you can tell secret matters of importance and remain assured that they will be kept safe.

  • malignant

    A malignant thing or person, such as a tumor or criminal, is deadly or does great harm.

  • mordant

    Mordant comments are very sharp, biting, cutting, and harsh.

  • vigilant

    When you are vigilant, you are keenly watchful, careful, or attentive to a task or situation.

  • jubilant

    When you are feeling jubilant, you are very happy or highly joyful about something.

  • compliant

    A compliant person is readily willing to do what is asked of them.

  • arrogant

    Someone who is arrogant thinks very highly of themselves; as a result, they can be self-important and act as if they are better than others.

  • variant

    A variant form of something differs from its normal state because it has changed in some way.

  • abundant

    When you have an abundant amount of something, there is a lot or plenty of it.

  • radiant

    When an object is radiant, it is shining and bright with light.

  • valiant

    A valiant person is brave, courageous, and bold in dangerous and even hopeless situations.

  • significant

    Something that is significant is important or meaningful.

  • descendant

    A descendant is someone's offspring or child; it is also someone who can be traced back to an ancestor.

  • arrant

    The adjective arrant is used to emphasize someone's conduct as being thoroughly or completely worthy of disapproval.

  • dominant

    A dominant person has complete control over others or is more successful, important, or powerful than others are.

  • assistant

    of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

  • claimant

    someone who claims a benefit or right or title

  • coolant

    a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling

  • defendant

    a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

  • inhalant

    inhaling or serving for inhalation

  • servant

    a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

  • suppliant

    humbly entreating

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