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See definition of poking on Dictionary.com
  • as ininquisitive
  • as indalliance

synonyms for poking

  • analytical
  • nosy
  • big-eyed
  • challenging
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • inquiring
  • inquisitorial
  • interested
  • intrusive
  • investigative
  • meddlesome
  • meddling
  • peering
  • personal
  • presumptuous
  • probing
  • prying
  • questioning
  • scrutinizing
  • searching
  • sifting
  • snooping
  • speculative
  • delay
  • idling
  • loafing
  • playing
  • procrastination
  • toying
  • trifling
  • dabbling
  • delaying
  • dilly-dallying
  • frittering
  • frivoling
  • loitering
  • procrastinating

antonyms for poking

MOST RELEVANT
  • incurious
  • indifferent
  • unconcerned
  • uninterested
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How to use poking in a sentence

Mademoiselle was poking at a rusty stove that smoked a little and warmed the room indifferently.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
“Yes—tea,” answered the traveller with the keen grey eyes, turning, and poking the fire with the heel of his boot.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Had the automatic snout poking through the steel grille of the rear of the cage.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
She doesn't hold with Lords poking their noses into people's kitchens, anyway.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 152, MAY 16, 1917.VARIOUS
He was plugging the hole himself with a mixture of butter and cow dung which he was poking in with a stick!
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Meanwhile a third was walking to and fro, 98 poking among the rocks and peering over the edge into the water.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Hugh Morgan, stop poking your foot into that rabbit-hole or you fall down it and we have to dig you out.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
However, she haunted the gardens, annoying the keepers by persistently poking the animals with her umbrella.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
The parson seemed to be trying the strength of the iron, shaking it with his hand; Emma was poking and patting at the mattress.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
Farmers are up and coming I can tell you, and I wouldn't lose their business by poking fun at 'em.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POKING

  • dabbling
  • delay
  • delaying
  • dilly-dallying
  • frittering
  • frivoling
  • idling
  • loafing
  • loitering
  • playing
  • poking
  • procrastinating
  • procrastination
  • toying
  • trifling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.