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Synonyms for worm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worm(noun)

    any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

    insect, dirt ball, louse

  2. worm, louse, insect, dirt ball(noun)

    a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

    plant louse, biting louse, bird louse, dirt ball, sucking louse, louse, insect

  3. worm(noun)

    a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network

    "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"

    insect, dirt ball, louse

  4. worm(verb)

    screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack

    insect, dirt ball, louse

  5. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)

    to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

    "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, wrestle, rick, twist, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worm(v. n.)

    work slowly, secretly, and gradually (like a worm)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worm(v)

    wriggle, insinuate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worm":

    gusano, maggot, ringworm, view, see, pear, cocoon

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How to use worm in a sentence?

  1. Robin Green:

    The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.

  2. Emiliano Zapata:

    The one who wants to be an eagle that flies, who wants to be a worm that crawls but does not scream when someone step on it "

  3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

  4. First Lady:

    I still get a check-up every three months or so, brain scans and things like that, but so far the results have been good, i still hope to outlive the last Guinea worm.

  5. Robert Full:

    You might think the best shape changers are kind of like an octopus or a worm or a slug but yet we know that cockroaches can go through these tiny little cracks.

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