What is another word for linger?

Synonyms for linger
ˈlɪŋ gərlin·ger

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  1. linger

    Synonyms:
    tarry, loiter, saunter, lag, hesitate, wait

    Antonyms:
    haste, speed, press, push

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  1. lingerverb

    remain present although waning or gradually dying

    "Her perfume lingered on"

    Synonyms:
    lurk, tarry, lallygag, footle, mess about, lollygag, loiter, lounge, mill about, hover, dawdle, loaf, mill around, hang around

    Antonyms:
    step on it, rush, hie, pelt along, belt along, bucket along, rush along, hasten, cannonball along, speed, race, hotfoot

  2. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill aroundverb

    be about

    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

    Synonyms:
    loll around, loaf, bushwhack, bum about, hover, arse about, lounge around, mill around, frig around, arse around, mess about, lurk, bum around, lounge, waylay, loiter, loll, mill about, bum, mill, hang around, lollygag, skulk, lallygag, footle, tarry, ambuscade, lie in wait, scupper, ambush, lounge about, dawdle, waste one's time

    Antonyms:
    rush along, hasten, hotfoot, bucket along, hie, step on it, rush, race, pelt along, cannonball along, speed, belt along

  3. tarry, lingerverb

    leave slowly and hesitantly

    Synonyms:
    lurk, tarry, lallygag, footle, mess about, lollygag, loiter, lounge, mill about, hover, dawdle, loaf, mill around, hang around

    Antonyms:
    rush along, rush, bucket along, belt along, speed, hie, race, step on it, hasten, hotfoot, cannonball along, pelt along

  4. linger, dawdleverb

    take one's time; proceed slowly

    Synonyms:
    loaf, lag, hover, loiter, dally, footle, dawdle, mess about, hang around, fall behind, fall back, lollygag, mill about, tarry, lurk, lallygag, mill around, lounge

    Antonyms:
    rush along, hie, bucket along, hotfoot, rush, hasten, cannonball along, belt along, race, pelt along, speed, step on it

  5. hover, lingerverb

    move to and fro

    "The shy student lingered in the corner"

    Synonyms:
    loaf, mess about, mill around, levitate, hover, loiter, lallygag, footle, bulk large, dawdle, oscillate, hang around, lollygag, mill about, tarry, vacillate, loom, vibrate, brood, lounge, lurk

    Antonyms:
    race, speed, step on it, hotfoot, pelt along, hie, rush along, cannonball along, belt along, bucket along, hasten, rush

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  1. lingerverb

    Synonyms:
    loiter, delay, tarry, lag, saunter, be slow, wait long, remain long

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  1. lingerverb

    Synonyms:
    loiter, saunter, tarry, lag

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  1. List of paraphrases for "linger":

    persist

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#232896skulk
#241885vacillate
#288660ambuscade
#309433waylay

How to use linger in a sentence?

  1. Brian Schatz:

    Social media companies have stumbled onto a stubborn, devastating fact, the way to get kids to linger on the platforms and to maximize profit is to upset them — to make them outraged, to make them agitated, to make them scared, to make them vulnerable, to make them feel helpless, anxious [and] despondent.

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    Then I lay there and pray for sinners like you, Sheinelle, i pray. I strategize. I think. I linger.

  3. Patrick Burke:

    The only good news is that the storm didn't linger, but Louisiana, Mississippi, western Alabama and southern Tennessee are all under the gun today.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    Action and malice that contradicts the conscience will result in irreparable damage and pain that could linger for years.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    There are two big probability with Reliance share price 1) It will continue to linger between Rs.2225-Rs.2550 for the next 6 months at least 2) it will fall further to the level of Rs.2000 Probability of its price going up over Rs.2600 only and only when traders stop investing in it and investors start withdrawing own money from it heavily, When reliance share moves up then only others will go up otherwise stock market will remain in lull state


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