[ jen-yoo-flek-shuhn ]
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  1. an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

Origin of genuflection

First recorded in 1520–30, genuflection is from the Medieval Latin word genūflexiōn- (stem of genūflexiō). See genuflect, -ion
  • Also especially British, gen·u·flex·ion .

Words Nearby genuflection Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use genuflection in a sentence

  • I left the temple without genuflection and walked briskly toward the outlying village of Ranbajpur.

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