Thesaurus

clinging (to)

verb
present participle of cling (to)

Synonyms & Antonyms of clinging (to)

2 to have or keep in one's hands
  • clung to a pole in the subway car to keep from falling as it lurched along

Synonyms for clinging (to)

Words Related to clinging (to)

Phrases Synonymous with clinging (to)

Near Antonyms for clinging (to)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About clinging (to)

Thesaurus Entries Near clinging (to)

clinging

clinging (to)

clings

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Clinging (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clinging%20%28to%29. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!