Definitions

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  • adjective Similar to a worm.
  • adjective Similar to that of a worm
  • adjective chemistry, of the molecules of a polymer Having a smoothly curved form when heated.

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  • adjective totally submissive

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Crossing Cherry Park yesterday, I encountered a sick dog expelling from its body wormlike creatures—it was particularly offensive, but I found myself drawn to watching the worms move about on the ground after dog and owner left.

    Deadly

  • Crossing Cherry Park yesterday, I encountered a sick dog expelling from its body wormlike creatures—it was particularly offensive, but I found myself drawn to watching the worms move about on the ground after dog and owner left.

    Deadly

  • Crossing Cherry Park yesterday, I encountered a sick dog expelling from its body wormlike creatures—it was particularly offensive, but I found myself drawn to watching the worms move about on the ground after dog and owner left.

    Deadly

  • Crossing Cherry Park yesterday, I encountered a sick dog expelling from its body wormlike creatures—it was particularly offensive, but I found myself drawn to watching the worms move about on the ground after dog and owner left.

    Deadly

  • Crossing Cherry Park yesterday, I encountered a sick dog expelling from its body wormlike creatures—it was particularly offensive, but I found myself drawn to watching the worms move about on the ground after dog and owner left.

    Deadly

  • Your sister was fine, screaming at the wall, “We're not afraid of you,” regenerated, grown into two new heads, wormlike as you jumped, punctuating the word kitchen and wanting to know if you wanted some and laughing like crazy.

    Patricide: A Romance

  • Its a thread with a very damning message to Glen Beck and his wormlike followers.

    Think Progress » Church Uses Marquee To Speak Out Against Beck: ‘Sorry Mr Beck, Jesus Preached Social Justice’

  • Now they had a place to crawl and appear wormlike.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • Eleven, purple, wormlike things with long, filament-limbs – lots of them – slithered around in one of my cargo holds.

    EMERGENCY REVIVAL • by Kevin Shamel

  • Ignoring the other person's attempts to engage you makes you come across as wormlike and gelatinous, leads to unproductive exchanges, and is never persuasive.

    Barry Eisler: How to Argue (VIDEO)

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  • Hmm. WeirdNet defines wriggling as 'moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion', but its definitions for wormlike involve submissiveness rather than movement.

    May 23, 2009