groveling

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Verb[edit]

groveling

  1. (US) Present participle of grovel.
    • 1697, John Dryden, Georgics, translation of original by Virgil, Book III, lines 13–14:
      New ways I must attempt, my groveling name
      To raise aloft, and wing my flight to fame.

Noun[edit]

groveling (plural grovelings)

  1. The act of one who grovels.