Appendix:English similes

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The following is an alphabetical list of common similes used in English.

Generic similes[edit]

Used as intensifiers with a wide range of adjectives

Some use intensifiers with a broader range of applications; often taboo words or euphemistic substitutes:

Some are specifically similes:

Adjective-based similes[edit]

With as[edit]

With than[edit]

Similes with like[edit]

Complement-specific[edit]

Noun-specific[edit]

Verb-specific[edit]

See also[edit]