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Examples of Similes

Examples of Similes. A simile is a type of idiom. We use similes to compare things which are alike. Similes are used in everyday conversations, written works or compositions such as poems, essays, song lyrics, plays etc. because, they show typical qualities of creatures and things. Similes help you to convey the meaning of your message in an interesting, effective and a quick way. Enjoy these examples of similes!

List of similes and their meanings to show some distinctive qualities of creatures;

Simile Meaning
as busy as a bee very busy
as cunning as a fox very cunning
as fast as a hare very fast
as flat as a flounder completely flat
as fleet as a gazelle very quick
as frisky as a two-year old very energetic
as gentle as a lamb having a kindly or tender nature
as happy as a lark very happy
as hungry as a wolf very hungry
as mad as a hatter completely mad
as meek as a lamb very shy
as obstinate as a mule very stubborn
as old as Methuselah very old
as patient as Job very patient
as playful as a puppy very lively
as pleased as Punch very pleased
as plump as a partridge very overweight
as proud as a peacock very proud
as quiet as a mouse extremely quiet
as sick as a dog extremely ill
as silly as a sheep very silly
as slippery as an eel very slippery
as slow as a snail very slow
as sober as a judge completely sober
as stolid as a cow completely emotionless or no sensitivity

List of similes and their meanings to show some distinctive qualities of creatures;

Simile Meaning
as black as soot completely black
as bold as brass completely shameless or impudent
as bright as a button very clever or quick-witted
as brittle as glass completely fragile or breakable
as clean as a whistle extremely clean or clear
as clear as crystal very clear
as cold as charity very cold
as cool as a cucumber be very calm and relaxed
as dead as a doornail quite dead
as deaf as a doorpost completely deaf
as drunk as a lord completely drunk
as dull as dishwater very dull or boring
as easy as winking very easy
as fresh as paint very fresh
as hard as iron very hard
as hot as a furnace very hot
as keen as mustard extremely eager or enthusiastic
as large as life conspicuously present
as neat as a new pin extremely clean or neat
as pale as death very pale
as purple as the heather completely purple
as round as an orange completely round
as sharp as a razor very sharp
as silent as the grave completely silent
as smooth as glass very smooth