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
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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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    Pony 

    4 months ago

    The animals were cute

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    Olamide sooraafgem 

    4 months ago

    As foolish as a calf

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    Sooraafgem 

    4 months ago

    As cheap as dirt

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    Grade A 

    4 months ago

    Super marvelous

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    Matt 

    5 months ago

    Most of these are Clichés... NOT HELPFUL...

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    #tired as a koala 

    5 months ago

    The is helpful

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    Aanurada 

    5 months ago

    Thanks

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    Ifeoma 

    5 months ago

    It is too helpful to me Thanks alot

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    tom 

    5 months ago

    i am shocked at some of these comments. first it’s spelled great, not grate. and this guy didn’t make these up, at least most are common similes. a whistle isn’t an animal. there are at least 3 simile examples with strong on this page. this guy isn’t going to invent new similes for y’all, especially with made up animals.. very weird request. after reading these comments i have completely lost faith in the american education system

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    Mandeepkgandhi 

    6 months ago

    As useful as knowledge

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    As clumsy aS a? 

    6 months ago

    As clumsy as a?

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    Malaika 

    6 months ago

    It is toooooooo helpful for me. Thankyou.

    Love from PAKISTAN❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    Candice Chandler 

    6 months ago

    As Hungry as a Wolf

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    Stella 

    7 months ago

    as funny as a ??

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    pp 

    7 months ago

    chicken is tasty

    :):):):):):):):):):):):););););););););););););;):);););

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    David 

    7 months ago

    Help a lot in my crossword puzzle on similes thx a lot

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    moi 

    7 months ago

    trapped like the nine tailed fox

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    Stoo 

    8 months ago

    Helped a question in my homework

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    Hi 

    8 months ago

    as unusual as a ........

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    Meh 

    8 months ago

    As quick as a bunny

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    Starkist 

    8 months ago

    as streamlined as a tuna

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    Jude 

    8 months ago

    Give us more bee similes. I loved all the similes!

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    EricLi 

    8 months ago

    useful

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    Mr X 

    8 months ago

    WiTH GrAte PoWer COmEs GrATe ResPONsIbiliTy

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    Teesha 

    9 months ago

    Send similes of amimals with like

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    Alicia tomashek 

    9 months ago

    I need more similes

    My kids like to be funny so i need to get them back

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    Go go 

    9 months ago

    Hello little ducks

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    Jojo siwa 

    9 months ago

    Panda ?

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    diego alverez 

    9 months ago

    huge big?

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    George 

    9 months ago

    Helped me with homework

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    Lisa 

    9 months ago

    As proud as a peacock

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    Amit Sinha 

    9 months ago

    Give me more monkey similes

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    Hayden 

    10 months ago

    You should do bunny similes

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    Tom Smith 

    11 months ago

    give me more horse similes

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    Abinaya 

    11 months ago

    I can learn more

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    Racquel 

    11 months ago

    I was looking for fantasy and made-up animal ones but could not find any please make some up for me

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    lethabo 

    12 months ago

    it helped me with my homework

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    Ranjan singh 

    12 months ago

    As quick as a cat

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    Adeleke 

    12 months ago

    Thank you so much for the website . Quite informative.

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    Via 

    12 months ago

    Can you think of more animal similes?

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    Haylie 

    12 months 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 

    13 months ago

    It is good but what about the puppies

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    Nickell 

    13 months ago

    as clean a wishtle

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    CHristian 

    13 months ago

    thank you.

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    xbox 

    13 months ago

    as dumb as a Sloth

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    cool 

    13 months ago

    as dumb as a hippo

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    Saraswathy 

    13 months ago

    Thanks for helping me to animal similes

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    Ballroom 

    13 months ago

    As strong as what

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    Human 

    13 months ago

    I didn’t find anything for cats

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    johny 

    14 months ago

    thanks for helping me to know animals similes

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    Itz Francis tiger 

    14 months ago

    As shy as what

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    Daew 

    14 months ago

    As as a hippo

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    Ayush 

    14 months ago

    As sly as

    As fat as

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    Me 

    15 months ago

    You do my homework

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    It's us 

    15 months ago

    I did not find as clean as

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    meh 

    15 months ago

    thanks for doing my homework! (;

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    Athena 

    16 months ago

    I didn't find a similie of a lion

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    Liberty Thomas 

    16 months ago

    This is a good description

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    Laii 

    16 months ago

    Rose are red violtes

    im hungry feers are to

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    Englishan 

    16 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 

    17 months ago

    thats nice

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    Daisy 

    17 months ago

    As frisky as a lamb

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    Senith 

    18 months ago

    Good simillies

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    Can’t say 

    18 months ago

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

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    baba 

    18 months ago

    it is really helpful...yes indeed

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    Bumbee 

    18 months ago

    Ethan, these are all similes lol

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    Maheen 

    19 months ago

    It's too good

    Thank you

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    Ethan 

    19 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 

    19 months ago

    Can you please do more similes about monkeys

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    inachf 

    19 months ago

    fast as lightning

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    Ganiyat 

    20 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 

    20 months ago

    As kind as Miss Honey from Matilda

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    Christiano 

    20 months ago

    This helped me a lot THX

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    Mary 

    20 months ago

    As gentle as a Dove

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    Pat 

    20 months ago

    This helps a lot for me

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    Yourmom 

    20 months ago

    This helps me a lot!

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    Kiki 

    20 months ago

    this is helpful thanks

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    beckburger 

    21 months ago

    This helped me a lot!

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    Marlee 

    21 months ago

    why none for wolves

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    Shivan Srivastava 

    21 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 

    22 months ago

    As slow as a sloth

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    Anonymous 

    22 months ago

    As strong as an ox

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    Anonymus 

    23 months ago

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

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    Peter 

    23 months ago

    As pissed as a newt

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    Insiya zariwala 

    23 months ago

    I want to see simile

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    Tanish agarwal 

    23 months ago

    As graceful as a fawn

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    poo 

    23 months ago

    biip

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    Renu Singh 

    24 months ago

    as slow as a snail

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    MUKESH KUMAR MISHRA 

    2 years ago

    As tricky as monkey

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    ayesha 

    2 years ago

    As wet as. All similies are good

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    Ewan Gallagher 

    2 years ago

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

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    Cole Kikiolaoluwa praise 

    2 years ago

    Thank you

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    gagan 

    2 years ago

    thank you very much

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    belle rosemarry 

    2 years ago

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

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    Rittu gupta 

    2 years ago

    Its very helpful.. thanks a lot..

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    Grade 4 

    2 years ago

    as fun as a monkey

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    Fabienne 

    2 years ago

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

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    Jaiyeoba MOYINOLUWA- 

    2 years ago

    As gentle as a lamb

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    andy 

    2 years ago

    Can I write as greedy as a dog

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    Guy 

    2 years ago

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

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