Genuflect | Meaning, Definition & Examples
Genuflect (pronounced [jen-yoo-flekt]) is a verb referring to the act of briefly bending down on one knee as a sign of respect or worship (similar to kneeling). It’s a common feature of Christian religious practices and marriage proposals.
“Genuflect” is also used metaphorically to describe the behavior of someone who is overly humble or subservient.
Genuflection is a noun that refers to the act of genuflecting (i.e., touching one knee to the floor or ground as a sign of respect).
“Genuflexion” is often used as a variant spelling of genuflection, due to the word’s Latin origin. However, “genuflexion” is not accepted as a valid spelling by most modern dictionaries and is best avoided in formal or academic writing.
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However, “genuflexion” is not accepted as a valid spelling by most dictionaries and is best avoided in formal or academic writing.
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