slithering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

slithering

  1. present participle of slither

Noun[edit]

slithering (plural slitherings)

  1. The act of one who slithers.
    • 2003, Sarah Kay, ‎Terence Cave, ‎Malcolm Bowie, A Short History of French Literature (page 263)
      Here, Valéry is of the devil's party, and boasts of it throughout a long catalogue of serpentine slitherings and insinuations. To be a snake, the protagonist announces, is to be a thinker, to live by one's wits []