Synonyms of linger


1. linger, persist, remain, stay

usage: remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

2. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, be

usage: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

3. tarry, linger, leave, go forth, go away

usage: leave slowly and hesitantly

4. linger, dawdle, move

usage: take one's time; proceed slowly

5. hover, linger, hesitate, waver, waffle

usage: move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"

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Definition and meaning of linger (Dictionary)