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Synonyms for Waiting
ˈweɪ tɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wait, waiting(adj)

    the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

    "the wait was an ordeal for him"

    waiting, postponement, wait, time lag, hold, delay


  2. waiting, ready and waiting(p)(adj)

    being and remaining ready and available for use

    "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"


Editors Contribution

  1. smirking

    Submitted by rinat on August 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. waiting(n.)

    staying, delaying, tarrying

  2. waiting(n.)

    expectation, abeyance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. waiting(n)

    tarrying, lingering, delay, abeyance, suspension, quiescence

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  1. Steve Benjamin:

    But we welcome the governor to the fight, we've been waiting on him.

  2. Ryan Thibodaux:

    The turnover in the electorate seems to be good for a point or two every year, but they need, what, 13 or 14 points now? they need to change a whole bunch of minds. It's basically if a bunch of people have decided that they're waiting until year 10 to make that switch, that's pretty much their hope.

  3. Martin Dempsey:

    When you ask me what are the prospects for a spring offensive, we're working with Iraqis, military and civilian leaders, to determine the pace at which we will encourage them and enable them to do a counteroffensive, but I want to make sure I also highlight the fact that this isn't about ... waiting till the spring to do anything.

  4. Aurora Berill:

    A rich and joyful life is waiting for you if you dare to dream it.

  5. International Co-operation Rania al-Mashat:

    We are waiting for you.

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