groveller


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Noun1.groveller - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respectgroveller - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
crawler, sycophant, toady, lackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
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groveller

nKriecher(in) m(f) (inf), → Speichellecker(in) m(f) (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Have you no feeling for your profession, you groveller? Did you leave all the medicine?'
How dare you speak of angels in connection with your sinful fellow-beings--mere'--said Mrs Varden, glancing at herself in a neighbouring mirror, and arranging the ribbon of her cap in a more becoming fashion--'mere worms and grovellers as we are!'
I expect her to make some kind of apology to the party's activists, but she is not, as some commentators are suggesting, a groveller.
"Still, good to see Groveller Gove and Oozy Osborne and his yappy mutt Lola kicked through the catflap.
Now a Gwynedd councillor, Mr Williams, who served time in the 1960s for sabotaging the building of Tryweryn reservoir, which flooded a Gwynedd valley to provide water for Liverpool, said: "If David Davies is happy to have an Anglo-German Greek representing Wales with the motto "Ich Dien" (I serve), then he's a server and a groveller.
(See, for instance, cupping and/or the application of dead pigeons to one's feverish feet.) We will be acquainted by accretion with Donne the courtier and genius, the Catholic who became an Anglican, the man-about-town who became an ascetic, the "masterful groveller" and prince of "circumspection" who, after the too-hasty marriage he hoped would upwardly mobilize himself but rather almost permanently ruined his career prospects, kept his head down, his options open, and his powder dry for the rest of his life.