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Meaning of GROVELING

Pronunciation:  gr'ovuling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  totally submissive
 

GROVELING is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: cringing, grovelling, submissive, wormlike, wormy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Grov"el*ing\, a.
Lying prone; low; debased. [Written also {grovelling}.] ``A
groveling creature.'' --Cowper.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abject, accumbent, apple-polishing, ass-kissing, backscratching, beggarly, bootlicking, brown-nosing, couchant, couche, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, decumbent, draped, fawnery, fawning, flat, flattering, flunkyism, footlicking, handshaking, hangdog, ingratiating, ingratiation, insinuation, kowtowing, lolling, lounging, lying, mealymouthed, mealymouthedness, obeisance, obeisant, obsequious, obsequiousness, on bended knee, parasitic, parasitism, procumbent, prone, prostrate, prostration, reclining, recumbent, reposing, resupine, sniveling, sponging, sprawled, sprawling, spread, supine, sycophancy, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, toadyism, truckling, tufthunting
 

 

 

 

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