Synonym of creeping

Alternative for creeping

creeps, crept, creeping

Synonym: cower, crawl, crawling, creeping, cringe, fawn, grovel, grow over, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak, spook, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy,

Adjective

Moving at a notably slow speed
crawling dallying dawdling dilatory dillydallying dragging laggard lagging languid leisurely pokey poking poky slow sluggish snaillike snail-paced tardy unhurried grovelling groveling hobbling inching quailing shambling shuffling skulking slinking slithering sneaking squirming worming wriggling writhing barely moving moving slowly on all fours measured deliberate loitering plodding leaden slothful slow-moving easy slow-going lackadaisical delaying ponderous idle slack indolent procrastinating gradual phlegmatic listless lethargic slow-paced torpid moderate tortoiselike postponing drowsy dreamy passive supine apathetic inert unrushed lazy stagnant sleepy late steady heavy snail-like lingering inactive unhasty slow-footed relaxed behind gentle comfortable sedate undemanding sluggardly tortoise-like delayed casual lollygagging behindhand lax remiss free restful laid-back easy-going effortless languorous painstaking patient backward slow and steady on hands and knees slackened relaxing time-wasting unpunctual stupid undeveloped imbecile checked moronic dense underprivileged arrested underdeveloped feeble-minded subnormal dull putting off tarrying trailing problem moratory neglectful negligent flagging natural falling behind unforced spontaneous incremental organic laboured leaden-footed laggy labored imperceptible impassive indifferent unconcerned uninterested limp enervated spiritless languishing calm energyless unenthusiastic feeble moony offhand careless leisured pococurante easygoing nonchalant weary blah weak dopey comatose uncaring shiftless snoozy nebbish lymphatic faint blahs pining sickly infirm wimpy sleepyhead insouciant inattentive slapdash slap-happy disinterested fainéant faineant laid back otiose workshy regardless do-nothing peaceful at your own pace in your own time chilled unexciting lumbering cumbersome recreational even regular still tired laborious amusing frivolous entertaining loafing fun work-shy good-for-nothing bone idle non-job related non-work related derelict inefficient slipshod procrastinative incompetent disregardful delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy disorderly asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly quiescent asleep on the job unprofessional permissive dormant cavalier artless detached unstudied blasé loose cursory flippant superficial complacent light carefree cool disimpassioned breezy simple informal abstracted half-hearted lukewarm happy-go-lucky devil-may-care free and easy passionless bloodless aimless incurious sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted Laodicean daydreaming easy going spring fever

Adjective

Which attempts to bring oneself into the favour of another, often with flattery or insincerity
ingratiating sycophantic crawling fawning flattering obsequious servile toadying unctuous bootlicking honey-tongued humble insincere silver-tongued slick smooth smooth-talking smooth-tongued submissive cajoling cloying disarming endearing greasy insinuating nauseating oily saccharine sickening slippery smarmy wheedling winning winsome brown-nosing charming creepy deferential insinuative serving silken slimy soft sucky timeserving Uriah Heepish cringing grovelling slavish subservient toadyish groveling oleaginous abject arse-kissing adulatory suckholing kowtowing snivelling sniveling bowing and scraping arse-licking humiliating truckling gushing craven apple-polishing parasitical low mean complimentary sugary admiring appreciative commending praising honeyed favourable applauding flannelling blarneying sweet-talking soft-soaping gratifying fulsome laudatory encomiastic encomiastical favorable prostrate soapy brownnosing sycophant scraping parasitic saponaceous bowing cowering spineless mealy-mouthed ass-kissing compliant suave obeisant self-abasing menial glib gushy obedient sycophantish base reverential hagiographical hagiographic forelock-tugging eulogistic glowing acclamatory ignoble docile plausible buttery excessively deferential timid commendatory effusive lowly hypocritical unresisting meek unassertive rave biddable passive yielding reptilian acquiescent subdued smug ingratiatory subordinate approving insinuatory suggestive smooth-spoken enthusiastic cringey self-effacing persuasive beggarly panegyrical subject approbatory congratulatory respectful despicable highly favourable tame inferior eulogizing manageable dutiful accommodating spiritless lamblike laudative praiseful approbative mild resistless eulogising polite tractable conniving overly flattering crouching enslaved stipendiary sneaking complacent compliable supple bland coaxing credible silky eloquent fast-talking all over someone worshipping convincing extravagant blandishing worshipful inordinate excessive overdone rhapsodic lionizing immoderate lavish profuse extensive liberal ample generous unskilled hard to resist over-appreciative boring degrading low-status lionising worshiping rapturous routine dull eating crow good positive friendly OTT gross humdrum shy cowed unprotesting unobtrusive obliging demure eating humble pie extolling magniloquent bombastic grandiloquent canting coarse overgenerous sanctimonious sorry gentle amenable plauditory civil honoring fair-spoken celebrating well-wishing with high praise courtly with highest recommendation gracious honouring kind highly favorable demeaning vile sheepish supplicatory sugarcoated duteous glorifying panegyric celebratory over the top ductile pliant timorous mim quiet self-conscious unambitious hesitant tentative apprehensive fearful governable controllable low-grade ignominious sweet pleasing downtrodden willing complaisant persuadable raving blue-collar unworthy longanimous dancing resigned persuasible urbane tedious common baseborn basic sweet-sounding trusting conformable gullible workable full of praise at one's mercy at one's beck and call in one's pocket in one's power in one's clutches a slave to under one's thumb impressionable suggestible game phoney creamy pinguid law-abiding easily swayed phony

Verb

Present participle for to move or act at a slow or leisurely pace
dawdling dallying lingering delaying loitering tarrying lagging dillydallying diddling crawling dragging poking moping lollygagging lallygagging shilly-shallying procrastinating idling dilly-dallying dragging your feet putting off trailing hanging about straggling pausing plodding marking time falling behind hanging around taking your time getting no place fast taking one's time dragging one's feet sauntering loafing waiting hesitating wasting time stalling dithering ambling killing time puttering hanging fire fooling around frittering away lolling slacking flagging trudging trifling slouching drifting slackening lounging vacillating faltering shuffling staying tailing tooling temporizing whiling away time staggering pottering about temporising filibustering pottering around pottering round staying put goofing off lagging behind dropping behind hanging out sitting around warming a chair horsing around shirking meandering stonewalling biding boondoggling tottering waiting around using delaying tactics holding back humming and hawing hanging on putting off doing something buying time playing for time playing a waiting game strolling remaining fooling with whiling away trifling with playing games with fooling about stopping lodging resting skulking moseying mooching hanging round halting hovering lurking wandering traipsing shambling sloughing going slowly rambling dabbling losing time stopping over goofing around holding the phone lazing passing time pottering bumming diddle-daddling toddling frittering time away sitting on one's butt scrounging around shlepping along bumming around lying down on job lazing around goldbricking hanging back diminishing failing dropping falling back decreasing dragging behind trailing behind ebbing waning retarding slowing limping inching jellying hobbling moving slowly bringing up the rear slowing up inching along losing strength falling off

Verb

Present participle for to behave in a sycophantic manner towards someone with power or privilege
flattering crawling toadying truckling kowtowing grovelling groveling fawning wooing cowering blandishing brown-nosing curry favouring with buttering up ingratiating oneself with dancing attendance on sucking up to soft-soaping making up to falling all over bowing and scraping sweet-talking paying court to curry favoring rubbing up the right way ingratiating yourself cozying up curry favoring with currying favour getting in with prostrating oneself getting round keeping sweet bootlicking courting cringing playing up to sucking up apple-polishing fawning on pandering to fussing brownnosing pandering kneeling stooping crawling to truckling to licking someone's boots quailing bending humbling oneself behaving obsequiously cajoling bowing abasing oneself stroking kowtowing to toadying to creeping to massaging oiling crouching smoodging to licking boots catering to keeping someone sweet laying it on eating dirt honeying up kissing one's feet falling on one's knees paying court grovelling to playing up folding prostrating eulogizing praising seeking the favour of trying to get on the good side of winning the favor of ingratiating yourself with fawning over lying down and rolling over saying uncle giving in going along with caving in knuckling under toing the mark cringing before grovelling before smarming around snowing bowing and scrape before inviting laying it on with a trowel scraping submitting jollying abasing oneself before yielding singing the praises of falling over oneself for laying it on thick deferring praising to the skies cottoning debasing slavering praising to excess eulogising buddying up abasing caving in to wheedling humoring sniveling revering pampering imploring snivelling genuflecting humouring humbling yourself showing respect for eating crow making much of bowing to deferring to abasing yourself demeaning yourself scratching one's back abasing oneself to kissing the feet of demeaning oneself to bowing and scrape to kissing-up prostrating oneself to charming blarneying honeying kisses up to inveigling coaxing flannelling flanneling palavering ingratiating overpraising adulating building up rubbing the right way spreading it on working over glorifying softening working on sweetening up selling getting on the right side of getting next to beslavering conning salving conceding giving way bending the knee making up smoodging persuading smooth-talking respecting soaping sucking up to someone playing the game softening up cultivating back-scratching kissing someone's feet complimenting eating humble pie humiliating yourself prostrating oneself before trying to win over prostrating yourself insinuating yourself handing a line captivating insinuating oneself seeking favor attracting puffing commending admiring hero-worshipping belauding expressing admiration for panegyrizing paying tribute to lauding waxing lyrical about saying nice things about paying blandishments to complimenting excessively beguiling enticing urging caressing alluring

Antonym of creeping

creeping Idiom, Proverb

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