Synonyms for Cower:

n.

bestride, crouch, crane, bend, balance, bow, crook, double over, burrow. cower (noun)
creep, cringe, fawn, grovel, huddle, crawl.
cringe (noun)
quail.

v.

flinch (verb)
falter, flinch, recoil, shrink, wince, blink.
hide, hover in fear (verb)
fawn, shrink, quail, crouch, cringe, flinch, recoil, wince, grovel.
motion (verb)
huddle.

Other synonyms:

crane, bestride, double over, burrow, crouch. bow. crook. bend. balance. Other relevant words:
bow, crouch, bend, huddle, crook, bestride, grovel, crawl, burrow, quail, cringe, fawn, balance, crane, creep.

Usage examples for cower

  1. Shall I see you cower away from me again? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. They are fat, they are rolling in gold, they command All sources and well- springs of power; You've given them houses, you've given them land- Before them the righteous all cower – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  3. Isn't it odd how one seems to cower down to avoid drawing the attention of the Fates to one's happiness, saying, 'It is naught, it is naught, ' in case disaster follows? – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)