Thesaurus

slink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slink

  1. to move about in a sly or secret manner like a thief slinking about in the middle of the night Synonyms of slink lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, sneak, slip, snake, stealWords Related to slink crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

Synonym Discussion of slink

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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