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genuflection

noun

1 genuflection

The act of bending the knees in worship or reverence.

synonym: genuflexion.

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more

Roget 928: respect, regard, consideration; courtesy etc. 894; attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

Roget 886: servility; slavery etc. (subjection) 749; obsequiousness etc. adj.; subserviency; abasement; prostration, prosternation; genuflection ... show more

Dutch: kniebuiging, knieval




Moby thesaurus: bend, bending the knee, bob, bow, bowing and scraping, crouch, curtsy, dipping the colors, duck, homage, inclination, kneeling, kowtow, making a leg, nod, obeisance, obsequiousness, presenting arms, prostration, reverence ... show more.

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