Definition of genuflection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also genuflexion) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdʒenjuˈflekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenjuˈflekʃn//
    [countable, uncountable] (formal)
    jump to other results
  1. 1the act of moving your body into a lower position by bending one or both knees, as a sign of respect during worship in a church
  2. 2genuflection to/towards somebody/something (disapproving) the act of showing too much respect to somebody/something a genuflection to the US over disarmament