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Antonyms for lingeringlin·ger·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lingering

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    Synonyms:
    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, moderate, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, tardy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarriance, lingeringnoun

    the act of tarrying

    Synonyms:
    tarriance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lingeringadjective

    Synonyms:
    protracted

How to use lingering in a sentence?

  1. Hong Kong:

    There are still lingering doubts about the government's sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council, so, I reiterate here, there is no such plan, the bill is dead.

  2. Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:

    If there is any lingering doubt ... I did it, along with my brother, now, I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done. Irreparable damage.

  3. Xu Zhongbo:

    Those outdated steel mills, local governments and local banks are lingering in the last gasp, they live or die together.

  4. The Paris-based IEA:

    The number could be higher of course and many senior international oil company figures have said so but there is a lingering feeling that the big fall-off in production from U.S. shale producers is taking an awful long time to happen. Perhaps resilience still has some way to go.

  5. Dania Thafer:

    The core tensions are still lingering, and that leaves a major question mark on how will they move forward.

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