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Synonyms for lag

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slowdown, lag, retardation(noun)

    the act of slowing down or falling behind

    slowness, meantime, backwardness, retardent, subnormality, interim, slowdown, retardant, mental retardation, slowing, meanwhile, deceleration, stave, retardation

  2. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(noun)

    the time between one event, process, or period and another

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

    interim, stave, slowdown, retardation, meantime, meanwhile

  3. stave, lag(verb)

    one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

    rung, meantime, round, interim, slowdown, meanwhile, staff, stave, retardation

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

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

    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

  5. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, jail, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, put away, incarcerate

  6. lag(verb)

    throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

    jug, imprison, dawdle, incarcerate, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, jail, immure, put away, remand, gaol

  7. lag(verb)

    cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

    "lag pipes"

    jug, imprison, dawdle, incarcerate, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, jail, immure, put away, remand, gaol


  1. lag(adjective)



Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lag

    loiter, linger, saunter, dally, tarry, idle

    press, hasten, speedup, hurry, stir

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lag(v. n.)

    loiter, linger, saunter, fall behind, move slowly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lag(v)

    fall behind, loiter, linger, delay, saunter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gal, latency, lags, latent, delay, slippage, gap, mismatch, discrepancy

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How to use lag in a sentence?

  1. Robert Chisel:

    Our revenues lag the demand.

  2. Miftah Ismail:

    Perceptions change with a lag. Our reality has changed, but it takes a little while for investors to realize that.

  3. New York:

    New York is a world-class location. But our airports are outdated and lag behind our competitors, you look at any report and it will talk about how New York airports sorely lag in terms of development.

  4. Environment Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd:

    They (industry) don't want us to lag too long because they want to have a sense of stability moving forward and what the whole picture is going to look like.

  5. Nick Giordano:

    We're getting what we had under the TPP and we're not going to lag behind.

Translations for lag

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  • تأخرArabic
  • zurückbleiben, zurückfallenGerman
  • χρονοτριβώ, χρονοτριβή, καθυστέρηση, καθυστερώGreek
  • retrasoSpanish
  • jäädä jälkeenFinnish
  • être en retard, rester en arrièreFrench
  • lagg, seinkun, hökt, töfIcelandic
  • rimanere indietroItalian
  • בפיגורHebrew
  • 立ち遅れるJapanese
  • takamuri, tonanawe, akutōMāori
  • lagg, forsinkelseNorwegian
  • опоздать, опаздывать, отставать, отстатьRussian
  • ความล่าช้าThai
  • رکھوUrdu

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