What is another word for squirming?

Pronunciation: [skwˈɜːmɪŋ] (IPA)

Squirming refers to a continuous movement that is often seen as uncomfortable or displeasing. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used in its place, depending on the context. Some common synonyms for squirming include writhing, twisting, fidgeting, wiggling, flailing, and contorting. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation and can be used to describe a variety of movements, from discomfort to excitement. Choosing the right synonym for squirming can help to bring clarity and precision to your writing, whether you are describing a child's restless behavior or a person's physical discomfort.

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  • Other Related

    • Verb, gerund or present participle
      fidgeting.

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Usage examples for Squirming

"Wasn't just what I meant, Ted," he said, squirming uncomfortably.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
The squirming, writhing exfoliations which constituted the Berlin architect's conception of loveliness showed not a glint of light.
"Command"
William McFee
It was then taken away from him leaving only the wistfulness and the barren days squirming around like noodles in pork soup.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills

Famous quotes with Squirming

  • The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women.
    Emily Carr
  • The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
    Edmund White
  • There's a killer on the road His brain is squirming like a toad.
    Jim Morrison
  • The essential is to go on squirming forever at the end of the line, as long as there are waters and banks and ravening in heaven a sporting god to plague his creatures, per pro his chosen shits.
    Samuel Beckett
  • The darkness. Goddamn the darkness. It seemed to Garraty they had been buried alive in it. Immured in it. Dawn was a century away. Many of them would never see the dawn. Or the sun. They were buried six feet deep in the darkness. All they needed was the monotonous chanting of the priest, his voice muffled but not entirely obscured by the new-packed darkness, above which the mourners stood. The mourners were not even aware that they were , they were , they were screaming and scratching and clawing at the coffin-lid darkness, the air was flaking and rusting away, the air was turning into poison gas, hope fading until hope itself was darkness, and above all of it the nodding chapel-bell voice of the priest and the impatient, shuffling feet of mourners anxious to be off into the warm May sunshine. Then, overmastering that, the sighing, shuffling chorus of the bugs and the beetles, squirming their way through the earth, come for the feast...I could go crazy, Garraty thought. I could go right the fuck off my rocker.
    Stephen King

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