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Synonyms for dally
ˈdæl idal·ly

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dally

    Synonyms:
    trifle, play, wanton, sport, fondle, delay, procrastinate, dawdle

    Antonyms:
    toil, labor, work, study, fag, stir, bustle, hasten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dally, toy, play, flirtverb

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, bring, wager, flirt, play, work, meet, take on, coquette, coquet, butterfly, romance, wreak, dawdle, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, philander, act, represent, mash, chat up, encounter, trifle, act as

  2. dally, dawdleverb

    waste time

    "Get busy--don't dally!"

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

  3. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

    Synonyms:
    flirt, crush, womanise, court, squelch, solicit, play, coquette, coquet, butterfly, romance, comminute, dawdle, toy, woo, bray, womanize, grind, squeeze, philander, crunch, mash, chat up, squash, trifle

  4. dally, trifle, playverb

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, wanton, bet, spiel, act, romance, run, flirt, trifle, diddle, meet, coquette, piddle, roleplay, chat up, butterfly, act as, toy, encounter, playact, work, dawdle, make for, piddle away, play, represent, wanton away, frivol, bring, recreate, philander, coquet, mash, wreak, wager

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dallyverb

    Synonyms:
    trifle, dawdle, lose time, waste time, idle away time, fritter away time

  2. dallyverb

    Synonyms:
    fondle, toy, interchange caresses

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dallyverb

    Synonyms:
    dawdle, trifle, fondle, wanton, delay, postpone, procrastinate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dally":

    dali, dallas, daly

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How to use dally in a sentence?

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.


Translations for dally

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  • флиртувам, отлагам, губя си времето, играя сиBulgarian
  • procrastiner, flirter, trainer, lanterner, lambinerFrench
  • trastullarsiItalian
  • whakarunarunaMāori
  • задержать, задерживать, кокетничать, флиртовать, прохлаждаться, развлекаться, [[время]] [[впустую]], откладывать, отложить, бездельничатьRussian

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