Synonyms for stoop

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : stoop
Phonetic Transcription : stup

Top 10 synonyms for stoop Other synonyms for the word stoop

Définition of stoop

Origin :
  • "bend forward," Old English stupian "to bow, bend" (cognate with Middle Dutch stupen "to bow, bend"), from Proto-Germanic *stup-, from PIE *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Figurative sense of "condescend" is from 1570s. Sense of "swoop" is first recorded 1570s in falconry.
  • noun slouched posture
  • verb bow down
  • verb condescend; lower oneself to another
Example sentences :
  • Harriett saw his stoop, and the taut, braced power of his back as he lifted.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • No fools are they, in fact, even when to that name they 'stoop to conquer.'
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 » by Various
  • He showed no interest on seeing K., who had to stoop to enter the low room.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In order to pass out he was obliged to stoop, so tall was he.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • I told him I did, and it was because I did and meant to do so to the last, that I would not stoop to propitiate any of them.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Our purpose is not to see or speak with you; therefore to you we stoop to say no more.'
  • Extract from : « The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby » by Charles Dickens
  • I cannot bend to Ormond, sir: to any body but him—any thing but that—my pride cannot stoop to that.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I could not mistake his back, or the stoop of his shoulders as he bent towards his companion.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • There was a sound of loud voices, as we approached the stoop.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • Is this the reward that ought to be offered to virtue, or that virtue should stoop to take?
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford

Antonyms for stoop

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