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See definition of skulking on Dictionary.com
  • as increeping
  • as infurtive
  • as inrecreant
  • as insneaking
  • as instealthy
  • as insurreptitious

synonyms for skulking

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

antonyms for skulking

MOST RELEVANT
  • standing
  • upright
  • vertical
  • aboveboard
  • honest
  • open
  • forthright
  • truthful
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    How to use skulking in a sentence

    The skulking, strutting, mincing, hurrying forms that pass us and fade out into the night are now becoming characters.
    MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
    Life would not be very valuable to me as a skulking criminal in a foreign country.
    THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
    I—vagabond—outcast—skulking through tricks to avoid crime—why the difference?
    NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
    Skulking cats were flushed there, and sent flying over aristocratic bones, but there was no trace of Bobby.
    GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
    But that is an out-of-the-way part, Jack, and there may be some of those skulking thieves hanging about there.
    A CHAPTER OF ADVENTURESG. A. HENTY
    I read your guilt in your skulking eyes, your impudent assumption of brazen effrontery, your falsehoods.
    BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
    Summoning his skulking voice out of his lower throat, Judge Barbee bade the secretary of the state committee call the counties.
    THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
    He saw himself skulking in his house, listening with a white face to the rush of armed men along the street.
    THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
    Then Pichot went by at a swinging stride, with Mitchell skulking obediently at his heels.
    THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
    A few years' skulking like jackals among the graves of the human race and then our belated and lonely end would come.
    THE POISON BELTARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO SKULKING

    • barely moving
    • crawling
    • dragging
    • groveling
    • hobbling
    • inching
    • moving slowly
    • on all fours
    • shambling
    • shuffling
    • skulking
    • slinking
    • slithering
    • sneaking
    • squirming
    • worming
    • writhing
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.