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Definition 1: managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bowing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the violinist's bowing was excellent

(bowing is a kind of ...) the act of playing a musical instrument

(... is a kind of bowing ) bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings

Definition 2: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bowing in the sense of this definition

(bowing is a kind of ...) an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)

(bowing is a kind of ...) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

(... is a kind of bowing ) the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

(... is a kind of bowing ) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

(... is a kind of bowing ) a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

"all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

(... is a kind of bowing ) a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation

Definition 3: showing an excessively deferential manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bowing in the sense of this definition

(bowing is similar to ...) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

"submissive servants" "a submissive reply" "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

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