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See definition of squirming on Dictionary.com
  • as increeping
  • as inwrithing

synonyms for squirming

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

antonyms for squirming

MOST RELEVANT
  • standing
  • upright
  • vertical
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    How to use squirming in a sentence

    The door opened, and a light shone through upon the squirming bundle that lay upon the step.
    SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
    He began squirming around the turbine tanks, got past the first brace, and turned to attach it again.
    TIGHT SQUEEZEDEAN CHARLES ING
    Swinging the great loop above his head, he sent it squirming through the air.
    THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
    Instead of using our hands for climbing, most of the time they were occupied with holding our squirming captives.
    BEFORE ADAMJACK LONDON
    A fat little rascal, with a bobbing fuzzy poll and squirming limbs.
    WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
    He moved his shoulders in a squirming way, then bent over Rugel, who was moaning, half insensible.
    THE COLORS OF SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
    He had seen something—or he thought he had seen something—squirming in the brown darkness inside the boat.
    SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT MAMMY JUNE'SLAURA LEE HOPE
    Others were being treated the same way; one of the Ertak's crew shot straight up, not a dozen feet away, writhing and squirming.
    ASTOUNDING STORIES, APRIL, 1931VARIOUS
    The cat, from his prison under the Pope's arm, was watching the squirming nest with hungry eyes.
    THE ETERNAL CITYHALL CAINE
    She could hold me aloft with one hand kicking and squirming while she was twisting my arms and legs off with her other hand.
    HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO SQUIRMING

    • 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.