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What is another word for groveling?

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Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
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“The groveling employee's constant flattery and unquestioning submission to authority made him the boss's favorite.”
Resembling a beggar or some aspect of one: poor, wheedling, insolent, etc.
Moving or crawling close to the ground
The act or state of toadying
Present participle for to act in an obsequious way in order to gain favor or mercy
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“Sometimes, in my haste to get ready, I forget to ask, or rather to grovel pathetically before, the unpredictable pit bull who runs the launderette for her kind dispensation to use the drying machines.”
Present participle for to physically kneel or prostrate oneself
“Ezekial was taken captive and probably forced to grovel before his captors.”
Present participle for to move or drag oneself along the ground
“He held his hands to his face and began to grovel towards nothing, his elbows resting on the grainy ground, tears clotting the soft brine.”
Present participle for to adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down
Present participle for to express remorse or regret
Present participle for to move back or away from, especially because of fear or disgust
Present participle for to take great pleasure or satisfaction in something
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