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slinking

See definition of slinking on Dictionary.com
  • as increeping
  • as infurtive
  • as insnaky
  • as insneaking
  • as instealthy
  • as insurreptitious

synonyms for slinking

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

antonyms for slinking

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  • standing
  • upright
  • vertical
  • aboveboard
  • honest
  • open
  • forthright
  • truthful
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    How to use slinking in a sentence

    She hissed at him angrily, and made a threatening gesture with her hands, which sent him slinking back to the darkness.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    Getting close to the kopje, he saw a number of the enemy slinking off, and at once challenged them.
    CAMPAIGN PICTURES OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA (1899-1900)A. G. HALES
    In the midst of it all two figures were espied, slinking along toward the boat-landing, anxious to escape notice.
    THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
    Beyond this village lay a ruined city, now inhabited by cobras and slinking jackals.
    THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
    The Capuan saw his followers slinking away with Ardix and his Gauls.
    THE LION'S BROODDUFFIELD OSBORNE
    “Hallo, you two damned slinking dog thieves,” he sung out, as the crowd parted to make way for him.
    A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
    In his own heart he knew the reason for this slinking approach: he did not want Polly Candage to see him in this plight.
    BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
    The fox came slinking from his hole among the rocks, and the timid deer drew close to the player and stayed beside him, listening.
    STORIES OF OLD GREECE AND ROMEEMILIE KIP BAKER
    The townspeople knew him likewise, and many were slinking away even before he spoke, as his charger stood pawing the ground.
    RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
    A wind blowing across the green floor would have made more noise than Conan's slinking feet.
    THE DEVIL IN IRONROBERT E. HOWARD
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO SLINKING

    • 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.