HyperDic: obeisance

English > 2 senses of the word obeisance:
NOUNcommunicationobeisance, bow, bowingbending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
actobeisance, obediencethe act of obeying
English > obeisance: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningbending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.
Synonymsbow, bowing
Narrowergenuflection, genuflexionThe act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
kowtow, kotowA former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
salaamA deep bow
scrape, scrapingA deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
Broadergesture, motionThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
reverenceAn act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
English > obeisance: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person.
NarrowertrucklingThe act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
Broadersubmission, complianceThe act of submitting
Oppositedisobedience, noncomplianceThe failure to obey
Verbsobeybe obedient to

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