Thesaurus

shirks

verb
present tense third-person singular of shirk

Synonyms & Antonyms of shirks

1 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • you always try to shirk paying your fair share of the bill by claiming you "forgot" your wallet

Synonyms for shirks

Words Related to shirks

Phrases Synonymous with shirks

Near Antonyms for shirks

2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
  • a deadbeat who has been shirking his duty to his family for years

Synonyms for shirks

Words Related to shirks

Near Antonyms for shirks

Antonyms for shirks

3 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • given the multitude of auditoriums at the multiplex, it's not too difficult for underaged kids to shirk into R-rated movies

Synonyms for shirks

Words Related to shirks

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About shirks

Thesaurus Entries Near shirks

shirking

shirks

shirt

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Shirks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shirks. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on shirks

Nglish: Translation of shirks for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of shirks for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!