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
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  • 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
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  • 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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      Haylie 

      3 weeks ago

      Thank you so much! My daughter was really stressed with thinking of animal similes and now that she found this website she can sleep before it turns 12:00! Thank you for the second time!

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      Krisha 

      5 weeks ago

      It is good but what about the puppies

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      Nickell 

      6 weeks ago

      as clean a wishtle

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      CHristian 

      6 weeks ago

      thank you.

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      xbox 

      7 weeks ago

      as dumb as a Sloth

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      cool 

      7 weeks ago

      as dumb as a hippo

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      Saraswathy 

      7 weeks ago

      Thanks for helping me to animal similes

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      Ballroom 

      7 weeks ago

      As strong as what

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      Human 

      2 months ago

      I didn’t find anything for cats

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      johny 

      2 months ago

      thanks for helping me to know animals similes

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      Itz Francis tiger 

      2 months ago

      As shy as what

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      Daew 

      2 months ago

      As as a hippo

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      Ayush 

      2 months ago

      As sly as

      As fat as

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      aahil 

      3 months ago

      nice work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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      Me 

      3 months ago

      You do my homework

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      It's us 

      3 months ago

      I did not find as clean as

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      meh 

      3 months ago

      thanks for doing my homework! (;

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      Athena 

      4 months ago

      I didn't find a similie of a lion

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      Liberty Thomas 

      4 months ago

      This is a good description

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      me 

      4 months ago

      As cosy as a .....

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      Laii 

      4 months ago

      Rose are red violtes

      im hungry feers are to

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      Englishan 

      4 months ago

      Superb, splendid, awesome thanks so much mm del Rosario even l don't know u you tried but you should complete it next time please

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      PRECIOUS 

      5 months ago

      thats nice

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      Daisy 

      5 months ago

      As frisky as a lamb

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      sama 

      5 months ago

      Good but i didnt get similes what i want

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      Ella 

      5 months ago

      As ant as what?

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      Senith 

      6 months ago

      Good simillies

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      Can’t say 

      6 months ago

      What would be a chicken. And the search doesn’t work. Other than that great web site

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      baba 

      6 months ago

      it is really helpful...yes indeed

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      Bumbee 

      6 months ago

      Ethan, these are all similes lol

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      Maheen 

      7 months ago

      It's too good

      Thank you

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      Ethan 

      7 months ago

      What I find funny is that all these are metaphors, yet she states in the final sentence at the top "here are some examples of animal similes." Still very helpful though, thanks for the help!

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      Monkey 

      7 months ago

      Can you please do more similes about monkeys

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      inachf 

      7 months ago

      fast as lightning

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      Ganiyat 

      8 months ago

      Harmless as dove

      Frisky as lamb

      haughty as devil

      hasty as fire

      active as quick silver

      cheerful as bird

      deaf as bettle

      dry as bone

      industrious as beaver

      jealous as cat

      loud as thunder

      patient as job

      tall as giant

      naked as light

      natural as life

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      Bob 

      8 months ago

      As kind as Miss Honey from Matilda

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      Christiano 

      8 months ago

      This helped me a lot THX

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      Mary 

      8 months ago

      As gentle as a Dove

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      Elizabeth 

      8 months ago

      In the sentence To a hamster, you seem as big as a giant. What two things are they actually comparing

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      Pat 

      8 months ago

      This helps a lot for me

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      Yourmom 

      8 months ago

      This helps me a lot!

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      Kiki 

      8 months ago

      this is helpful thanks

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      beckburger 

      9 months ago

      This helped me a lot!

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      Marlee 

      9 months ago

      why none for wolves

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      Shivan Srivastava 

      9 months ago

      Cool , as cool as Ice

      Really really helpful for kids

      Five stars by my side

      really mean that

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      Celeste 

      10 months ago

      As slow as a sloth

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      Anonymous 

      11 months ago

      As strong as an ox

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      Anonymus 

      11 months ago

      OMG. This is SO helpful. This helped me save about two hours on my schoolwork.

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      Gwen Le 

      11 months ago

      It really helps me when I am doing my homework

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      Peter 

      11 months ago

      As pissed as a newt

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      Insiya zariwala 

      11 months ago

      I want to see simile

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      Tanish agarwal 

      11 months ago

      As graceful as a fawn

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      poo 

      11 months ago

      biip

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      Renu Singh 

      12 months ago

      as slow as a snail

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      MUKESH KUMAR MISHRA 

      12 months ago

      As tricky as monkey

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      ayesha 

      12 months ago

      As wet as. All similies are good

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      Ewan Gallagher 

      13 months ago

      Hi,I just wanted to tell my friends a simile that uses a soccer ball

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      Cole Kikiolaoluwa praise 

      13 months ago

      Thank you

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      Jonathan 

      13 months ago

      as faithful as what

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      RIPAN 

      13 months ago

      What is a simile of bunny

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      gagan 

      14 months ago

      thank you very much

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      belle rosemarry 

      14 months ago

      hey im doing my home work but i dont know as what as nails/stell/iron?

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      Rittu gupta 

      14 months ago

      Its very helpful.. thanks a lot..

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      Grade 4 

      14 months ago

      as fun as a monkey

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      Fabienne 

      15 months ago

      This is good help im a 5th grader and this is good progrees

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      Jaiyeoba MOYINOLUWA- 

      15 months ago

      As gentle as a lamb

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      andy 

      15 months ago

      Can I write as greedy as a dog

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      Guy 

      15 months ago

      Yay thanks,now I’ve no problem with my homework

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      Ooviya 

      15 months ago

      This website has helped me with my tution work

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      Ooviya 

      15 months ago

      What about as lazy as a cat

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      anyonymous 

      15 months ago

      thank you sooooooooooo much

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      mystery 

      16 months ago

      what about as faithful as a dog

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      Idk 

      16 months ago

      As sly as a fox

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      Me 

      16 months ago

      Thanks for my homework

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      Me 

      16 months ago

      This is amazing. Thank you for this

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      billy joe 

      17 months ago

      THANKS U

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      poppy 

      17 months ago

      great thanks!!!

      but you forgot hamsters

      as fat as a hamster

      as fat as a pig

      as fat as a panda

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      Sonya 

      17 months ago

      I want the bright similes also

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      jeff 

      18 months ago

      i will use this in the future

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      cupcake098 

      18 months ago

      helped me in my school work :)

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      Albert 

      18 months ago

      hi guys

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      Wei Er 

      18 months ago

      What about a bear?~

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      Anonymous 

      18 months ago

      They didn't have anything for flexible :(

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      Furqan 

      18 months ago

      Jheez this is amazing and helped me out with my homework

      Thankyou.

      #5 star

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      Gmail 

      18 months ago

      Very nice and I like it

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      Zara Qistina 

      18 months ago

      Kinda helped me :D

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      Seif 

      18 months ago

      Where is the donkey

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      smallfryry 

      19 months ago

      very helpfull

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      Saba 

      19 months ago

      As slow as a sloth

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      Saba 

      19 months ago

      As white as snow

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      Girls 

      19 months ago

      Helped me so good website

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      Year 5 about to do selective test 

      19 months ago

      This really helped me, thanks

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      Iyana 

      20 months ago

      What about cat

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      Swarup 

      20 months ago

      It helped me.

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      jibin 

      20 months ago

      it help me some but its good

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      EmmaZz346 

      20 months ago

      This was so helpful I needed this for homework and I was so happy when I found this site

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      yolo 

      20 months ago

      as crazy as an bald gorilla

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      Angela Baby 

      21 months ago

      Really helpful, thanks!

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      Shreyasee Roy 

      21 months ago

      helped...but what will be:

      As ___as a hippotamus

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      yakin amara 

      21 months ago

      woooo it is amazing

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