Thesaurus

suckling

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of suckling

(Entry 1 of 2)

as in foundling, nursling

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for suckling

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for suckling

suckling

verb
present participle of suckle

Synonyms & Antonyms of suckling (Entry 2 of 2)

to give milk to from the breast
  • the image of a mother suckling her babe is a standard artistic symbol of maternal love and nurturing

Synonyms for suckling

Words Related to suckling

Near Antonyms for suckling

  • weaning
See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About suckling

Time Traveler for suckling

Time Traveler

The first known use of suckling was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near suckling

suckles

suckling

sucklings

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Suckling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suckling. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on suckling

Nglish: Translation of suckling for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of suckling for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about suckling

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
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!