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English adjective: bowing

1. bowing showing an excessively deferential manner


Synonymsbowed


Similarsubmissive


Antonymsdomineering


English noun: bowing

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


Synonymsbow, obeisance


Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion, reverence


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

2. bowing (act) managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument


SamplesThe violinist's bowing was excellent.


Broader (hypernym)playing


Narrower (hyponym)spiccato, spiccato bowing









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