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See definition of shirking on Dictionary.com
  • as inloafing
  • as inavoidance
  • as inevasion

synonyms for shirking

  • evading
  • pretending
  • slacking
  • apathetic
  • careless
  • indifferent
  • uninterested
  • evasion
  • prevention
  • restraint
  • circumvention
  • delay
  • departure
  • dodge
  • dodging
  • elusion
  • escape
  • escapism
  • flight
  • forbearance
  • nonparticipation
  • parry
  • recession
  • recoil
  • retreat
  • self-restraint
  • shunning
  • absention
  • eschewal
  • passive resistance
  • runaround
  • steering clear of
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antonyms for shirking

MOST RELEVANT
  • active
  • energetic
  • toiling
  • advance
  • arrival
  • coming
  • continuation
  • stay
  • meeting
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How to use shirking in a sentence

This result comes only to those who carry out all the directions with genuine alacrity—not shirking one of them.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
Neither would stoop to stinting or to shirking, neither would give the other an inch of ground for complaint.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
It sufficed to dispel my horror of a system from which I had an instinctive shirking.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
He'll go on shirking just the way he's begun if I give him the chance.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
And in some cases he found them shirking their duties, and asking permission to return 261to England on trivial pleas.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
In shirking all the business of caring for children we have escaped much hard labor.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
It is not in the least "probable," as Helbig suggests, that the artist is shirking the trouble of drawing the figure.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
And then I run out o' t' front door as wick as a scoprill, and came shirking round towards t' back door i' t' yard.
YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
There is no use in disguising facts, shirking inevitable issues, or trying to cheat either destiny or honest labor.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
It is the meanest thing to undertake work and then imagine you show spirit by shirking what you can of it.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIRKING

  • absention
  • circumvention
  • delay
  • departure
  • dodge
  • dodging
  • elusion
  • escape
  • escapism
  • eschewal
  • evasion
  • flight
  • forbearance
  • nonparticipation
  • parry
  • passive resistance
  • prevention
  • recession
  • recoil
  • restraint
  • retreat
  • runaround
  • self-restraint
  • shirking
  • shunning
  • steering clear of
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.