Thesaurus

snake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snake

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

  2. 2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground commandos snaking through the grass toward the house Synonyms of snake belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, crawl, worm, wriggleWords Related to snake crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe


snake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of snake

  1. 1 a limbless reptile with a long body snakes are cold-blooded, so they regulate their body temperature by alternately basking in sunlight and seeking shade Synonyms of snake serpent, viper Words Related to snake adder, anaconda, asp, black racer, blacksnake, blue racer, boa, bull snake, bushmaster, chicken snake, cobra, constrictor, copperhead, coral snake, cottonmouth moccasin, diamondback rattlesnake, fer-de-lance, garter snake, gopher snake, green snake, hognose snake, horned viper, indigo snake, king cobra, king snake, krait, mamba, milk snake, moccasin, pine snake, pit viper, puff adder, python, racer, rat snake, rattlesnake, sea serpent, sea snake, sidewinder, taipan, water moccasin, water snake, worm snake

  2. 2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others why, that dirty, rotten snake! Synonyms of snake bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, jerk, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, verminWords Related to snake barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerdNear Antonyms of snake hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint

  3. 3 one who betrays a trust or an allegiance what a snake she was—having an affair with my husband while I was in the hospital! Synonyms of snake apostate, backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, Judas, quisling, recreant, serpent, traitor, turncoatWords Related to snake accommodationist, collaborationist, collaborator, sellout, subversive, subverter; coconspirator, conspirator, intriguer, plotter, schemer; defector, deserter, renegade; blabbermouth, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, informant, informer, rat, rumormonger, snitch, snitcher, squealer, stool pigeon, talebearer, talker, tattler, tattletale, telltale



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up snake? 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!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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