Definition of 'reliant'
Example sentences containing 'reliant'
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This has left the economic system wholly reliant on the printing presses for any semblance of growth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most British farmers remain heavily reliant on subsidies. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Britain is heavily reliant on imports of both because it produces so little. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pain will come early this year for people on modest incomes reliant on oil for basic heating and cooking. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are heavily reliant on the construction and financial services industries and both are suffering a fair amount of turbulence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You're absolutely reliant on people delivering you the opportunities to do it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many of those who have remained in Nepal have found themselves reliant on charity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When this happens, people can become reliant on their triggers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The main decline was voice broking, heavily reliant on banks that are reducing their risk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is of massive value, especially in austere economic times and for people reliant of food banks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And that this island nation so heavily reliant on supplies from the sea may not have the might to defend its own shipping lanes. The Sun (2014)It is a challenge that the world will be heavily reliant on businesses, technology and individual initiative to solve. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His charities are heavily reliant on taxpayers' money from quangos which either face imminent abolition or huge reductions in their own budgets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)CANCER patients are increasingly reliant on charity to heat their homes, new figures show. The Sun (2011)Libya's economy is 95 per cent reliant on the oil sector. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Like most other internet providers, Sky is wholly reliant on this company to mend faults. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The voluntary sector, as it stands, is heavily reliant on taxpayer funding. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I do wonder about films that are heavily reliant on references to old films that younger audiences won't get. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It runs on a shoestring, heavily reliant on volunteers and capping staff salaries at 18,000 a year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The danger, he said, was that vulnerable people reliant on sums being properly invested for lifetime care will suffer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If there is oil there, let's get it out of the ground now and not be so reliant on imported oil. The Sun (2015)Age UK's accounts show how reliant the charity has become on its commercial operations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain's aid programme is targeting those most at risk in advance, making people less reliant on fragile crops and countries more resilient as a whole. The Sun (2011)Meanwhile, consumers in economies not reliant on oil earnings will have more money in their pockets again because they are paying less for energy, for example. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'reliant'
British English: reliant ADJECTIVE
A person or thing that is reliant on something needs it and often cannot live or work without it.
These people are not wholly reliant on charity.
Definition of reliant from the Collins English Dictionary
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