Friday, July 07, 2006
genuflect intransitive verb [JEN-yuh-flekt] To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
Definitions for genuflect
- To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
- To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.
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Citations for genuflect
After graduation I talked my way into a job at Ionic Development Corporation, a legendary place in Cambridge on the Charles River, a huge brick building with a lobby the size of a cathedral; every time I walked in, I felt as if I should genuflect.
People worship capital, adore its aura, genuflect before Porsches and Tokyo land values.
Origin of genuflect
Genuflect is from Late Latin genuflectere, from Latin genu, "knee" + flectere, "to bend."