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synonyms for groveling

  • cringing
  • fawning
  • humble
  • docile
  • submissive
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antonyms for groveling

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How to use groveling in a sentence

The four groveling on the deck heard scream and answering scream above them as the monsters discussed the question on the wing.
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
Of the videos that would no doubt come out, of me weeping, reduced to a groveling animal.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
Rickie rebuked his own groveling soul, and turned his eyes away from the night, which had led him to such absurd conclusions.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
That country was groveling under the heel of one of the most hideous systems that the baseness of man ever conceived.
THOMAS JEFFERSONEDWARD S. ELLIS ET. AL.
He fell over a log and went rolling and groveling in the brush and dead leaves.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN NEW ENGLANDFRANK GEE PATCHIN
Out there, in the thick shadows beyond the fire, a body was groveling and kicking in death agonies.
THE WOLF HUNTERSJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
He fell groveling upon the floor and crawled to Mic-co's feet.
DIANE OF THE GREEN VANLEONA DALRYMPLE
But the cat and dog, groveling in exaggerated humility, crawl up to her, and speak together.
BARKS AND PURRSCOLETTE WILLY, AKA COLETTE
It is too abjectly selfish and groveling to command the least respect from a noble character or a great, tender soul.
MEN, WOMEN, AND GODSHELEN H. GARDENER
For these low and groveling thoughts, for this contradiction of the word and vicar of God, this man was imprisoned for many years.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 6 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GROVELING

  • base
  • contemptible
  • degraded
  • dejected
  • deplorable
  • dishonorable
  • fawning
  • forlorn
  • groveling
  • hangdog
  • humiliated
  • low
  • miserable
  • outcast
  • pitiable
  • servile
  • submissive
  • worthless
  • wretched
  • barely moving
  • crawling
  • dragging
  • groveling
  • hobbling
  • inching
  • moving slowly
  • on all fours
  • shambling
  • shuffling
  • skulking
  • slinking
  • slithering
  • sneaking
  • squirming
  • worming
  • wriggling
  • writhing
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