Synonyms of creep in English:


See definition of creep


1‘he saw her creep under the bench’


crawl, move on all fours, move on hands and knees, pull oneself, inch, edge, slither, slide, squirm, wriggle, writhe, worm, worm one's way, insinuate oneself

2‘Tim crept out of the house in his pyjamas’


sneak, steal, slip, slink, sidle, skulk, pad, prowl, tiptoe, pussyfoot, soft-shoe, tread warily, move stealthily, move furtively, move unnoticed, walk quietly

3‘they're always creeping to the boss’


grovel, crawl, toady, fawn, cower, cringe, truckle, kowtow, bow and scrape, prostrate oneself

be servile towards, be sycophantic towards, dance attendance on, ingratiate oneself with, curry favour with

flatter, woo, pay court to, get round

suck up to, make up to, be all over, fall all over, lick someone's boots, butter up, rub up the right way, keep sweet, sweet-talk, soft-soap, brown-nose

archaic blandish


1‘he's just a little creep who's got his sights set on Bella's money’


sycophant, obsequious person, crawler, groveller, truckler, toady, fawner, flatterer, lickspittle, doormat, kowtower, spaniel, Uriah Heep

informal bootlicker, yes-man

North American informal suck-up, brown-nose, brown-noser

British vulgar slang arse-licker, bum-sucker

North American vulgar slang ass-kisser, suckhole

archaic toad-eater

2‘some creep had broken into his home’


rogue, villain, wretch, reprobate

beast, pig, swine, rat, bastard, louse, snake, snake in the grass, skunk, dog, weasel, lowlife, scumbag, heel, stinker, stinkpot, bad lot, son of a bitch, s.o.b., nasty piece of work

British scrote

Irish spalpeen, sleeveen

North American rat fink, fink

Australian dingo

dated hound, bounder, blighter, rotter

vulgar slang shit

dated cad, scoundrel

archaic blackguard, dastard, vagabond, knave, varlet, cur, wastrel