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Adjective: groveling  gró-vu-ling
Usage: US (elsewhere: grovelling)
  1. Totally submissive
    "Admit your error immediately, with dignity and as little groveling as possible";
    - cringing, grovelling [Brit, Cdn], wormlike, wormy
Verb: grovel (grovelled,grovelling, or [US] groveled,groveling)  gró-vul
  1. Show submission or fear
    "Artists are expected to grovel, aren't they?";
    - fawn, crawl, cringe, cower

See also: submissive

Type of: bend, flex