Synonyms of worms


1. worm, invertebrate

usage: 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

2. worm, louse, insect, dirt ball, unpleasant person, disagreeable person

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

3. worm, malevolent program

usage: 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"

4. worm, screw

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


1. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist, move

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of worms (Dictionary)