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Synonyms for shirk
ʃɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickverb

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

    Synonyms:
    monkey, con, play, rook, tinker, bunco, swindle, shrink from, toy, tamper, nobble, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, scam, fiddle, hornswoggle, diddle, gip, short-change, defraud, mulct

  2. shirkverb

    avoid dealing with

    "She shirks her duties"

    Synonyms:
    shrink from, goldbrick, fiddle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shirkverb

    Synonyms:
    avoid (in a mean way), evade, get off from

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shirkverb

    Synonyms:
    avoid, evade, neglect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shirk":

    evade, escape, circumvent, avoid, elude

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How to use shirk in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

  2. Scott Swift:

    Put simply, we will continue to exercise freedom of the seas for all nations, because we know from painful past experience, to shirk this responsibility and obligation, puts much more at risk than any one nation's maritime interests.

  3. Christopher Trzaska:

    We've seen a lot of people really shirk our responsibility to having an intellectual, honest debate about conservative policy position. And instead focus on, you know, getting as many liberals mad as they possibly can.

  4. Spokeswoman Priyanka Mantha:

    Managing your finances doesn’t mean you don’t have debt. It means that you never shirk your responsibilities, and you meet your obligations.

  5. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang:

    They have only one objective : to try to shirk responsibility for their own epidemic and prevention and control measures and divert public attention.

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Translations for shirk

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  • drückenGerman
  • evadir, correrSpanish
  • pinnataFinnish
  • éviter, esquirer, esquiverFrench
  • koma sér undanIcelandic
  • scansare, sottrarsi, dare bucaItalian
  • თავს არიდებსGeorgian
  • zich drukken, zijn plicht ontlopenDutch
  • бездельничать, лодырничать, увиливать, уклоняться, сачковатьRussian
  • smita från, undvikaSwedish

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. pestilent
    • C. plaguey
    • D. agreeable

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