from The Century Dictionary.

  • Leaning; bending forward and downward; hence, bent; bowed: as, stooping shoulders; a stooping figure.
  • Yielding; submissive.
  • In heraldry, swooping or flying downward as if about to strike its prey: noting a hawk used as a bearing. Also spelled stouping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from stoop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Bending the body forward; yielding; submitting; condescending; inclining.
  • verb Present participle of stoop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect


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