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Synonyms for cower
ˈkaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huddle, cower(verb)

    crouch or curl up

    "They huddled outside in the rain"

    Synonyms:
    crawl, huddle together, creep, huddle, fawn, grovel, cringe

  2. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

    Synonyms:
    sneak, recoil, bootlick, fawn, quail, flinch, funk, crawl, grovel, huddle, cringe, wince, truckle, kowtow, kotow, pussyfoot, squinch, creep, mouse, suck up, toady, shrink

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cower

    Synonyms:
    shrink, stoop, crouch

    Antonyms:
    rise, stand, dare, face, confront

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cower(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    crouch, cringe, fawn, stoop, squat, bend the knee

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cower(v)

    Synonyms:
    crouch, squat, quail, cringe

How to pronounce cower?

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How to say cower in sign language?

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How to use cower in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Fletcher:

    When you're attacked ... you have every right to defend yourself, there's no duty to retreat, there's no duty to hide or cower. You have the right to leave.

  2. Misty Buswell:

    Families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.

  3. Maroofa Bibi:

    When the shelling starts, we rush to cower in the makeshift basements of our home, the power supply gets cut and we wait in the darkness with our terrified children, waiting for it be over.

  4. David Ryan Polgar:

    The solution is not going to be to ... cower in fear and just kind of unplug yourself from life, it's going to be more about saying, 'OK, this is an opportunity where I should be educated in how to use the technology.' Technology is not the problem. The problem is our misuse or lack of education behind it.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    It comes to you, New Hampshire, to decide, when there's this much fear, when there is this much on the line, do we crouch down, do we cower, do we back up, or do we fight back?


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