What is another word for licking?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪkɪŋ] (IPA)

Licking is a verb that refers to the act of using the tongue to taste, moisten, or clean an object or surface. It has various synonyms that you can use in different contexts. The most common synonyms include slurping, tasting, savoring, lapping, nuzzling, and caressing. These words can be used interchangeably to describe the action of the tongue, especially when it comes to food and drinks. However, some synonyms have more specific meanings, such as lapping which is often used for animals drinking water. Overall, depending on the situation and context, using various synonyms for licking can enhance your language skills and make your writing more engaging.

Synonyms for Licking:

What are the paraphrases for Licking?

Paraphrases are restatements of text or speech using different words and phrasing to convey the same meaning.
Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:
- highest relevancy
- medium relevancy
- lowest relevancy
  • Independent

    • Verb, gerund or present participle
  • Other Related

    • Verb, gerund or present participle

What are the hypernyms for Licking?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for licking?

The word "licking" refers to the act of passing the tongue over a surface, often in the context of animals or food. Some antonyms for this word might include: spitting, avoiding, fleeing, rejecting, and abstaining. Spitting refers to the act of forcefully expelling saliva or liquid from the mouth, which is the opposite of licking. Avoiding suggests intentionally staying away from something or someone, such as a food item, which may involve not licking it. Fleeing means running away from something, which would also involve not lingering to taste or lick it. Rejecting involves finding something distasteful or undesirable and declining it, and abstaining means voluntarily choosing not to indulge in a certain activity or behavior, such as licking.

What are the antonyms for Licking?

Usage examples for Licking

I don't mind helping get ready for this business, but I'd rather take a licking than come back here to-night.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
What the South needs is another licking.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
He stayed around the tree some three or four minutes licking his wound, which I subsequently found was less than half an inch too high.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs

Famous quotes with Licking

  • Our dog died from licking our wedding picture.
    Phyllis Diller
  • I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man.
    Dick Gregory
  • The interviews have been a little tough due to the fact that we're interviewing dogs. We see a lot of contestants licking themselves, but we're used to that from covering the Grammys.
    Melissa Rivers
  • The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.
    Barry White
  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
    Bern Williams

Word of the Day

I' faith
as a matter of fact, betrothal, certain, certainly, chauvinist, conjoin, curse, curse word, cuss, deplorably.