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See definition of shrug on Dictionary.com
  • as ingesticulation
  • as ingesture
  • as injerk

synonyms for shrug

  • action
  • bow
  • curtsy
  • expression
  • genuflection
  • indication
  • intimation
  • mime
  • motion
  • nod
  • pantomime
  • reminder
  • salute
  • sign
  • signal
  • token
  • wave
  • wink
  • body language
  • high sign
  • kinesics
  • sign language
See also synonyms for: shrugged / shrugging
  • action
  • body language
  • expression
  • indication
  • nod
  • reminder
  • salute
  • sign
  • signal
  • token
  • bow
  • curtsy
  • genuflection
  • gesticulation
  • intimation
  • mime
  • pantomime
  • wave
  • wink
  • high sign
  • kinesics
  • sign language

antonyms for shrug

MOST RELEVANT
  • repose
  • rest
  • speech
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How to use shrug in a sentence

He said he got so fed up with the subcontractor’s shrugs and evasions that he started taking jobs elsewhere.
WAGE THEFT IS COMMON FOR LOW-LEVEL WORKERS, AND OFFICIALS ARE STARTING TO TAKE NOTICEJESSE MARX AND MAYA SRIKRISHNANMAY 19, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
When Thornburg pressed her for details about what exactly she had written into the form, she got a shrug emoji in response.
SOME PEOPLE ARE LYING TO GET VACCINATED, AND IT’S TESTING THEIR FRIENDSHIPSASHLEY FETTERSMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Labor Department, faced with Arise’s refusal, responded with what amounted to a shoulder shrug.
ALL A GIG-ECONOMY PIONEER HAD TO DO WAS “POLITELY DISAGREE” IT WAS VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW AND THE LABOR DEPARTMENT WALKED AWAYBY KEN ARMSTRONG, JUSTIN ELLIOTT AND ARIANA TOBINJANUARY 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
He looked up and waved and gave a shrug of his shoulders, like “I don’t know.”
93-YEAR-OLD ANNOUNCER CHARLIE BROTMAN JUST SERVED IN HIS 16TH INAUGURATION. HERE'S WHY HE'S STILL HONORED TO DO THE JOBMELISSA AUGUSTJANUARY 20, 2021TIME
“It’s better for all of them not to talk to me,” the activist said with a shrug, but a tear could be seen welling up on the screen.
A NEW MOVIE ABOUT JAMAL KHASHOGGI REVEALS A PROTÉGÉ WHO IS ALIVE AND UNDER ASSAULTSTEVEN ZEITCHIKJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Indeed, the stock market greeted the complaint with a collective shrug.
DOJ ANTITRUST SUIT: GOOGLE USES CONTRACTS, MARKET POWER TO NEUTRALIZE RIVALSGREG STERLINGOCTOBER 21, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Then he spat upon the ground, and with an exaggerated shrug of his shoulders re-entered the house.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He claps on his bowler-hat, gives another amazed look round, says with a shrug, "Unusual!"
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
"We shall see," replied Sir Hugh, with a shrug of his shoulders, as the other strode out of his room.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Go to your Mr. Bidlake, see him shrug his shoulders and laugh, and then watch while your cousin—your cousin!
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRUG

  • action
  • body language
  • bow
  • curtsy
  • expression
  • genuflection
  • high sign
  • indication
  • intimation
  • kinesics
  • mime
  • motion
  • nod
  • pantomime
  • reminder
  • salute
  • shrug
  • sign
  • sign language
  • signal
  • token
  • wave
  • wink
  • jersey
  • jumper
  • maillot
  • pullover
  • raglan
  • shrug
  • slipover
  • turtleneck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.