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synonyms for writhe

  • recoil
  • squirm
  • wiggle
  • wince
  • agonize
  • bend
  • distort
  • jerk
  • struggle
  • suffer
  • thrash
  • thresh
  • twist
  • worm
  • wriggle
See also synonyms for: writhed / writhing
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antonyms for writhe

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  • straighten
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How to use writhe in a sentence

He loathed himself for submitting to her cruelty, for it was intentional cruelty—she made him writhe and suffer of set purpose.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Mrs. Prentice eyed him in a way that would have made a person with a thinner skin writhe a little.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
For a time, the South Wind watched them writhe and twist and try to throw each other to the ground.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
He had got under the armor of his enemy at last, and he could feel him wince and writhe at each thrust that he drove home.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Shall the gazer who would read the secrets of the stars turn because under his feet a worm may writhe?
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
We writhe in pain and bear the brunt of an arrogant tyranny from whatever force that created and controls us.
TYRANNY OF GODJOSEPH LEWIS
Andrea might writhe and supplicate and despair as he would—in vain.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
His imaginings made him writhe with anguish; a weight lay on his chest, his blood ran riot, his head was dizzy.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
They wear yearning facial expressions; when they start to walk, they do not walk, but writhe and wiggle.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
As if some last possible claim upon his regard had been dissipated, he let his lips writhe in mockery.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
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WORDS RELATED TO WRITHE

  • afflict
  • bleed
  • carry on
  • crucify
  • distress
  • disturb
  • eat heart out
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • hurt
  • labor
  • lament
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • sing the blues
  • squirm
  • stew over
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • take it badly
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
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WORD OF THE DAY

Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION