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  Words related to linger

Related / Similar Words: tarry, dawdle, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, lurk, mill about, mill around, hover

 

Definition:
  • leave slowly and hesitantly;
  • take one''s time; proceed slowly;
  • be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?";
  • move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner";
  • remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on";

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    See Also: dwell on, linger over

     

    Hyponyms: prowl, lurch

     

    Derivational Morphology: tarriance, lingering, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, loiterer, lingerer, dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, mope, lounger

     

     
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