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skulk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of skulk

  1. 1 to move about in a sly or secret manner I thought I saw someone skulking about in the shadows Synonyms of skulk lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, sneak, slide, slink, slip, snake, stealWords Related to skulk crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  2. 2 to remain out of sight the officers caught the hapless robber skulking behind some trash cans Synonyms of skulk hole up, lie, lurk, repose, hideWords Related to skulk slink, sneak; avoid, elude, evadeNear Antonyms of skulk come out, materialize, show up, turn upAntonyms of skulk appear

Synonym Discussion of skulk

lurk, skulk, slink, sneak mean to behave so as to escape attention. lurk implies a lying in wait in a place of concealment and often suggests an evil intent.
    • suspicious men lurking in alleyways
skulk suggests more strongly cowardice or fear or sinister intent.
    • something skulking in the shadows
slink implies moving stealthily often merely to escape attention.
    • slunk around the corner
sneak may add an implication of entering or leaving a place or evading a difficulty by furtive or underhanded methods.
    • sneaked out early

skulk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of skulk

  1. someone who acts in a sly and secret manner around campus he was seen as a solitary skulk who seemed to be a little too interested in news reports of school shootings Synonyms of skulk lurker, sneak, skulker, slyboots, sneakerWords Related to skulk skunk, snake, weasel; sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), slicker, swindler; snoop, snooper, spy; stalker



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