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List of Animal Similes

Updated on May 11, 2016

Using animal similes can add great color to the English language. Speakers and writers used them to highlight details or features an idea, it is a brilliant way to add character to the description.

When using animal similes, remember that some animal similes can add an insult or some can add an uplifting character. It is a very powerful descriptive tools that writers, poets, orator and even you can use in your writing.

Here are some examples of animal similes.

As busy as a bee
As busy as a bee | Source
  • As angry as a hornet
  • As bald as a coot
  • As blind as a bat
  • As brave as a lion
  • As busy as a bee
  • As crazy as a loon
  • As dead as the dodo
  • As drunk as a skunk
  • As eager as a beaver
  • As free as a bird
  • as fierce as a tiger
  • As graceful as a gazelle
  • As gentle as a lamb
  • As happy as a lark
  • As hairy as a gorilla
  • As hungry as a horse

As brave as a lion
As brave as a lion | Source
  • As gentle as a lamb
  • As lame as a duck
  • As meek as a lamb
  • As meek as a dove
  • As naked as a jaybird
  • As mischievous as a monkey
  • As playful as a kitten
  • As poor as a church mouse
  • As proud as a peacock
  • As sly as a fox
  • As strong as a bull
  • As tall as a giraffe
  • As timid as a rabbit
  • As weak as a kitten
  • As wise as an owl

  • As quiet as a mouse
  • As sick as a dog
  • As slippery as an eel
  • As slow as a snail
  • As strong as an ox
  • As stubborn as a mule
  • As sleepy as a koala

Please feel free to add more animal similes on the comment box. Thanks....

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      Dhriti shah 12 days ago

      The similies were really helpful to me I love this site ,but I have one similie to add which is as slow as a turtle

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      Sonic dab 2 weeks ago

      As slippery as a eel

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      dfcghjiuyugfvbnmkloiuiytgfv 5 weeks ago

      as stubborn as a?????

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      abhijit kumar roy 7 weeks ago

      I need as sick as

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      Emily Lora 2 months ago

      Thanks very much it has been a great help to my kids doing their homework...

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      Krishiv Kapani 2 months ago

      This website is helpful because it has so many animal similes!!!

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      Ashley Kleeden 2 months ago

      this was so helpful!

      I had to write a paper last minute and had to use plenty of similes and all i did was search it up, and here it was. I am so happy that i found this website. Thank you!

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      Savage 3 months ago

      Really helpful thanks

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      banana 3 months ago

      these are verry useful thanks

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      Oshe Pearl 4 months ago

      Wow! I found this very helpful.

      Thanks to the coordinators.

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      Bisco 5 months ago

      Thanks So much brother/sister this really helped me in doing my Assignment .Thanks a lot. Whoa I have never seen this type before, l hope to see more.

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      Sansausage 6 months ago

      Awesome stuff dude/dudet helped a ton

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      micheal sachin 6 months ago

      Good one to all

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      devranjan 7 months ago

      This simile are cool.They helped me with my homework.

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      Meet Rameshbhai Patel 7 months ago

      What is as a bunny

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      abbie 8 months ago

      helps a million! still have to find 2 that rhyme though :-(

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      sgt wolf 8 months ago


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      Reed 9 months ago

      like bald eagle, but more lie spotted owl. is that a simile?

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      Seyoung 9 months ago

      Thanks for help!!

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      Harsan 9 months ago

      This helped me with my homework!

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