Wormlike vs Worklike - What's the difference?

wormlike | worklike |

As adjectives the difference between wormlike and worklike

is that wormlike is similar to a worm while worklike is resembling or characteristic of work.



Alternative forms



(en adjective)
  • Similar to a worm.
  • The plastic fishing lure was remarkably wormlike .
  • Similar to that of a worm
  • The creature has a wormlike body
    He has wormlike view of the universe.
  • (chemistry, of the molecules of a polymer) Having a smoothly curved form when heated.
  • See also

    *helminthic *vermian *vermiform

    Derived terms

    *wormlike chain




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of work.
  • * 1993 , Martin J Lee, Coaching children in sport: principles and practice
  • In reality, training, for some children, is worklike and potentially could lead to significant harm by adversely affecting the child's development.