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Synonyms for dawdleˈdɔd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linger, dawdle(verb)

    take one's time; proceed slowly

    Synonyms:
    loaf, lag, hover, loiter, dally, linger, footle, dawdle, mess about, hang around, fall behind, fall back, lollygag, mill about, tarry, lurk, lallygag, mill around, lounge

  2. dally, dawdle(verb)

    waste time

    "Get busy--don't dally!"

    Synonyms:
    lag, flirt, play, dally, linger, fall behind, coquette, coquet, butterfly, romance, dawdle, toy, fall back, philander, mash, chat up, trifle

  3. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

    Synonyms:
    lag, immure, recur, incarcerate, relapse, retrogress, dally, linger, lapse, remand, regress, imprison, jug, dawdle, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, lose, gaol, jail, resort, recede, drop off, put away, recidivate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dawdle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    trifle, dally, fiddle, lose time, waste time, idle away time, fritter away time, fool away time


Translations for dawdle

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  • безделнича, шляя сеBulgarian
  • trödeln, Zeit totschlagenGerman
  • velttoilla, vetelehtiäFinnish
  • csellengHungarian
  • bighellonareItalian
  • whakatairuhi, hāmure, tonanawe, taparuruMāori
  • тащиться, мешкать, шляться, медлить, плестись, бездельничать, канителитьсяRussian

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