adv. in a servile manner, subserviently, in the manner of humbling oneself

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  • grovelingly — grov·el·ing·ly …   English syllables

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  • grovel — groveler; esp. Brit., groveller, n. grovelingly; esp. Brit., grovellingly, adv. /gruv euhl, grov /, v.i., groveled, groveling or (esp. Brit.) grovelled, grovelling. 1. to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter… …   Universalium

  • obsequiously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. servilely, slavishly, subserviently, sycophantically, ingratiatingly, fawningly, abjectly, grovelingly, on one s knees …   English dictionary for students

  • eat dirt — phrasal : to be or become grovelingly submissive * * * eat dirt To acquiesce submissively in a humiliation • • • Main Entry: ↑dirt * * * I informal suffer insults or humiliation the film bombed at the box office and the critics made it eat dirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • grovellingly — adverb see grovelingly …   Useful english dictionary

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