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Synonyms for cower
ˈkaʊ ərcow·er

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. cower

    Synonyms:
    shrink, stoop, crouch

    Antonyms:
    rise, stand, dare, face, confront

Princeton's WordNet2.2 / 5 votes

  1. huddle, cowerverb

    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, grovelverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. cowerverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. cowerverb

    Synonyms:
    crouch, squat, quail, cringe

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How to use cower in a sentence?

  1. Ray Bradbury:

    We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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