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

5 senses of stoop

Sense 1
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")
          Phrasal Verb-> stoop to#1

Sense 2
condescend, stoop, lower oneself -- (debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
stoop -- (descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field")
       => pounce, swoop -- (move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students")

Sense 4
stoop -- (sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path")
       => slope, incline, pitch -- (be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down")

Sense 5
stoop -- (carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward; "The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane")
       => hold, carry, bear -- (support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright")

Antonyms of adj stooping

1 sense of stooping

Sense 1
hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping, crooked -- (having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman")

INDIRECT (VIA unerect) -> erect, vertical, upright -- (upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright")

Similarity of adj stooping

1 sense of stooping

Sense 1
hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping, crooked -- (having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman")
       => unerect (vs. erect) -- (not upright in position or posture)

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