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Synonyms for dallyˈdæl i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

    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, dawdle(verb)

    waste time

    "Get busy--don't dally!"

    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, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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

    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, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

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

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dally

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dally(v. n.)

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

  2. dally(v. n.)

    fondle, toy, interchange caresses

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dali, dallas, daly

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  • губя си времето, играя си, отлагам, флиртувамBulgarian
  • lanterner, lambiner, trainer, flirter, procrastinerFrench
  • trastullarsiItalian
  • whakarunarunaMāori
  • бездельничать, флиртовать, кокетничать, задерживать, задержать, прохлаждаться, развлекаться, [[время]] [[впустую]], откладывать, отложитьRussian

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