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See definition of creeping on Dictionary.com
  • adj.in the act of creeping
  • adj.given to creeping

synonyms for creeping

  • dragging
  • crawling
  • groveling
  • hobbling
  • inching
  • shambling
  • shuffling
  • skulking
  • slinking
  • slithering
  • sneaking
  • squirming
  • worming
  • wriggling
  • writhing
  • barely moving
  • moving slowly
  • on all fours
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antonyms for creeping

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  • standing
  • upright
  • vertical
  • upright
  • standing
  • vertical
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How to use creeping in a sentence

The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Her feet crush creeping things: there is a busy ant or blazoned beetle, with its back broken, writhing in the dust, unseen.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I still think we might have done as well at much less cost by creeping up these 200 or 300 yards by night.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
They destroy ants and spiders and other creeping things, so that Alila's mother never kills them nor drives them away.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
But he did not notice a silent figure creeping up to the window of the room in which the rest were dining.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Hours afterward, Red Jerry came creeping up from his hiding place, and found her.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Two Turkish Regiments were discovered in mass creeping along the top of the cliffs by the searchlights of the Scorpion.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Easterns are born with an appetite for intrigue, with a love of walking in hidden ways and creeping along devious paths.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Lauritz Seehus, creeping in behind him, took the yoke lines, so that everything should be done man-of-war fashion.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Creeping down softly she opened the door of the room behind the library, and glided in.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO CREEPING

  • bit-by-bit
  • by degrees
  • continuous
  • creeping
  • even
  • gentle
  • graduate
  • moderate
  • piecemeal
  • progressive
  • regular
  • slow
  • steady
  • step-by-step
  • successive
  • unhurried
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