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Synonyms for linger
ˈlɪŋ gər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linger(verb)

    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 around(verb)

    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, linger(verb)

    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, dawdle(verb)

    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, linger(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. linger

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

    Antonyms:
    haste, speed, press, push

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. linger(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    persist

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