View definitions for wiggling


adjective as in wobbling

adjective as in wobbly

Discover More

Example Sentences

If the NFL is willing to be flexible, it has enough wiggle room to prevent that from happening.

Coupled with Ohio State having its game against Maryland wiped out, the Buckeyes have no more wiggle room on that front unless the average number of games in the league is reduced to seven per team.

It’s possible the Irish will have to beat Clemson again next month to earn a semifinal invitation, but it’s still a better situation than having no remaining wiggle room.

If you pop the hood of a modern car, there’s almost no space, there’s no wiggle room.

Any particular dip might instead be just a random, extra-large wiggle.

He must have noticed me looking because he held his fingers up, wiggling one as if he were showing off a ring.

“The truth came out… like a dolphin wiggling free of a blanket,” Colbert quipped.

She escaped by propping the automatic garage door open with a paint can and wiggling out after her parents had gone to sleep.

"I've told Judy to bemember," said Punch, wiggling, for his father's beard tickled his neck.

"Good," answered the fish, turning a double somersault in the water and wiggling her right fin as if trying to shake hands.

She lay back in the weak sun with her eyes closed behind her shades, her toes wiggling in her flip-flops.

Pawnee Brown had dropped down in the long grass and was now wiggling along like a snake through the bushes and between the rocks.

Instantly they jerk hard, and two big white albacore, from fifteen to thirty pounds, come wiggling up on to the stern of the boat.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wiggling, such as: quaking, quivering, staggering, swaying, teetering, and trembling.

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