sway

(redirected from swaying)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for sway

move from side to side

Synonyms

hold sway

Synonyms

Synonyms for sway

to move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above

to move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall

to have an impact on in a certain way

to exercise the authority of a sovereign

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

Synonyms for sway

controlling influence

Related Words

pitching dangerously to one side

move back and forth or sideways

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

win approval or support for

cause to move back and forth

Synonyms

References in classic literature ?
Mowgli turned and saw the great Python's head swaying a foot above his own.
The fact is that insensibly, the absolute strangeness of everything, the sickly jarring and swaying of the machine, above all, the feeling of prolonged falling, had absolutely upset my nerve.
In spite of the swaying of the house and the wailing of the wind, Dorothy soon closed her eyes and fell fast asleep.
Then he felt himself gently lifted until he was swaying in the air, with the folds of the leaf hugging him on all sides.
They drove again through the outskirts of the village and along the same road, past the yard where the frozen linen had hung (which, however, was no longer to be seen), past the same barn, which was now snowed up almost to the roof and from which the snow was still endlessly pouring past the same dismally moaning, whistling, and swaying willows, and again entered into the sea of blustering snow raging from above and below.
Before him he saw the straight lines of the shafts which constantly deceived him into thinking they were on a well-travelled road, and the horse's swaying crupper with his knotted tail blown to one side, and farther ahead the high shaft-bow and the swaying head and neck of the horse with its waving mane.
Little monkeys, chattering and scolding, swung through the swaying limbs above the black warriors.
Much there was which Tarzan could make Tantor understand, and though the small talk of the wild was beyond the great, gray dreadnaught of the jungle, he stood with blinking eyes and gently swaying trunk as though drinking in every word of it with keenest appreciation.
Swinging from swaying limb to swaying limb, he raced through the middle terraces where the trees grew close together.
From the high, swaying seat of his hansom he looks upon his fellow-men as nomadic particles, of no account except when possessed of migratory desires.
Then the three writhed together in a swaying tangle, struggling, sliding, and falling into the arms of their mates on the crosstrees.
HIS long black coat I can see it now Streaming behind him Swaying And Falling in neat folds at the back It smelt of fresh air Of long walks unending Sending me even weaker than then Is it madness to be attracted again Is it madness to feel romantic again And yet still stay away?
At SWAY we engage consumers for our client partners, swaying opinions, beliefs and emotion, and then turning those perceptions into actions.
I'm not certain what happened exactly but the bus started swaying then went to one side.
THE stampede that left 456 people dead in Cambodia was last night blamed on a swaying footbridge triggering mass panic.