Thesaurus

cowering

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of cowering

(Entry 1 of 2)

as in shrinking, cringing

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for cowering

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for cowering

cowering

verb
present participle of cower

Synonyms of cowering (Entry 2 of 2)

to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission
  • the abused dog always cowered in the presence of its master

Synonyms for cowering

Words Related to cowering

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About cowering

Thesaurus Entries Near cowering

cowered

cowering

cowers

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Cowering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cowering. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on cowering

Nglish: Translation of cowering for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of cowering for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!