Carter is also vividly recalled here, by among others Anne Enright, who writes of her with a stark admiration all the more candid for her mordant acknowledgement that "the posture of the writer talking about great and previous writers is both grovelling and self-aggrandising".
Origin:late 15th century: from French, present participle of mordre 'to bite', from Latin mordere
Pronunciation: /ˈgrävəl, ˈgrə-/Translate grovel | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
verb (grovels, groveling, groveled ; Britishgrovels, grovelling, grovelled)[no object]
Origin:Middle English: back-formation from the obsolete adverb grovelling, from obsolete groof, grufe 'the face or front' (in the phrase on grufe, from Old Norse á grúfu 'face downward') + the suffix -ling
Spelling ruleDo not double the final consonant when adding endings that begin with a vowel to a word that ends in a vowel plus a consonant, if the stress is not at the end of the word (as in target): (grovels, groveling, groveled).