Definition of kowtowing:
Synonyms for kowtowing:
- "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
But no Yoshio was forthcoming and at his second impatient shout another Japanese servant bowed himself in, and, kowtowing, intimated that Yoshio had already gone on the honourable lord's errand and would there await him, and that in the meantime his honourable bath was prepared and his honourable breakfast would be ready in ten minutes.- "The Shadow of the East", E. M. Hull.
There they began laying out the old man because he had permitted his daughter to do such a disgraceful thing as to dance with a man she wanted to dance with instead of kowtowing and butting her head against the floor every time Maurice Rodaine crooked his finger.- "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.