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English noun: obeisance

1. obeisance (communication) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting


Synonymsbow, bowing


Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion, reverence


Narrower (hyponym)genuflection, genuflexion, kotow, kowtow, salaam, scrape, scraping

2. obeisance (act) the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person


Synonymsobedience


Broader (hypernym)compliance, submission


Narrower (hyponym)truckling


Antonymsdisobedience, noncompliance









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