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

1 sense of grovel

Sense 1
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel -- (show submission or fear)
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Antonyms of adj groveling

1 sense of groveling

Sense 1
cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy -- (totally submissive)

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

Similarity of adj groveling

1 sense of groveling

Sense 1
cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy -- (totally submissive)
       => 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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