Pleading - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpliːdɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word pleading
Brit.  |ˈpliːdɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word pleading
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to plead


- (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding


- begging (syn: beseeching, imploring)


I'm tired of their begging and pleading.

...a beautiful crossbred dog who had the pleading eyes of a beagle and the body of a greyhound...

...was unwilling to abase himself by pleading guilty to a crime that he did not commit...

...despite tears and pleading, the police officer was immovable on the matter of a hefty fine for speeding...

She went down on her knees, pleading for mercy.

Geoffrey rushed in late pleading a mix-up in his diary.

She stayed home from work, pleading illness.

She was pleading insanity

Word forms

singular: pleading
plural: pleadings
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