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adjective as in creeping

adjective as in snaky

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One such thing is Katie Holmes slinking around in all-black and doing her best Fosse while crooning “Hit Me With a Hot Note.”

If anyone can talk Muammar Gaddafi into slinking away from Libya, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says it's him.

Last May, when the United Nations dispatched Bill Clinton to Haiti, it felt as if Clinton was slinking off the world stage.

She hissed at him angrily, and made a threatening gesture with her hands, which sent him slinking back to the darkness.

Getting close to the kopje, he saw a number of the enemy slinking off, and at once challenged them.

In the midst of it all two figures were espied, slinking along toward the boat-landing, anxious to escape notice.

Beyond this village lay a ruined city, now inhabited by cobras and slinking jackals.

The Capuan saw his followers slinking away with Ardix and his Gauls.


On this page you'll find 163 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slinking, such as: dragging, crawling, groveling, hobbling, inching, and null.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.