Definition of grovelling adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grovelling

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɒvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɒvlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English groveling)[only before noun](disapproving)
 
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behaving in a very humble way towards somebody who is more important than you or who can give you something you want a grovelling letter of apology

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