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cowering

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  • verbhide, hover in fear
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Synonyms for cowering

verb hide, hover in fear
  • cringe
  • crouch
  • flinch
  • recoil
  • skulk
  • tremble
  • wince
  • blench
  • bootlick
  • fawn
  • grovel
  • honey
  • kowtow
  • quail
  • shrink
  • sneak
  • toady
  • truckle
  • apple-polish
  • brownnose
  • draw back

Antonyms for cowering

  • face
  • meet
  • come out
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fawning

adjective. deferential, groveling

subservient

adjective. extremely compliant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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