Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bowing

2 senses of bowing

Sense 1
bow, bowing, obeisance -- (bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting)
       => reverence -- (an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy))
       => gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

Sense 2
bowing -- (managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument; "the violinist's bowing was excellent")
       => playing -- (the act of playing a musical instrument)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bow

5 senses of bow

Sense 1
bow, bow down -- (bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 2
submit, bow, defer, accede, give in -- (yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure")
       => yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under -- (consent reluctantly)

Sense 3
bow -- (bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)
          Phrasal Verb-> bow down#1

Sense 4
crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 5
bow -- (play on a string instrument with a bow)
       => play -- (play on an instrument; "The band played all night long")

Antonyms of adj bowing

1 sense of bowing

Sense 1
bowed, bowing -- (showing an excessively deferential manner)

INDIRECT (VIA submissive) -> domineering -- (tending to domineer)

Similarity of adj bowing

1 sense of bowing

Sense 1
bowed, bowing -- (showing an excessively deferential manner)
       => submissive (vs. domineering) -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

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