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See definition of curtsey on Dictionary.com
  • as incurtsy
  • as inkneel

synonyms for curtsey

  • bob
  • bow
  • dip
  • gesture
  • obeisance
  • bow
  • genuflect
  • kowtow
  • stoop
  • bow down
  • do obeisance
  • prostrate oneself
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How to use curtsey in a sentence

The first curtsey I remember receiving, except of course in the stately ceremonies of the dance.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
She made me a profound and graceful curtsey—feminine homage to my budding manhood.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
She would not see the offered hand, but swept onwards with a cold curtsey, stopping just a moment to speak to her husband.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Another curtsey, and the countess-dowager fanned herself, and sailed towards the fireplace.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The girl dropped a quick curtsey, and ran swiftly up the great stairway.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
She would wait for another opportunity, when Stephen had not been delayed, and she made him a humorous curtsey.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
He spoke leaning keenly forward; and she, with a curtsey of acquiescence, retired.
THE LORD OF THE SEAM. P. SHIEL
He expected after that to see Mabel drop a curtsey to the king.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
And again with that graceful little curtsey of hers she went away, leaving him very puzzled.
FAIR MARGARETH. RIDER HAGGARD
On entering the room she made a low curtsey, placed her bundle on the floor, and sat down on the nearest chair, almost overcome.
YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CURTSEY

  • bob
  • bow
  • curtsey
  • dip
  • gesture
  • obeisance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.