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Synonyms for linger
ˈlɪŋ gərlin·ger

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. linger

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

    Antonyms:
    haste, speed, press, push

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lingerverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lingerverb

    Synonyms:
    loiter, saunter, tarry, lag

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "linger":

    persist

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How to use linger in a sentence?

  1. George Wood:

    Her problem in Iowa is with Trump supporters, things linger.

  2. James Zhan:

    The effects of the pandemic on investment will linger, investors are likely to remain cautious in committing capital to new overseas productive assets.

  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. Chuck Schumer:

    If their plans go into effect, Covid will linger longer and the chance of new variants and new more dangerous variants occurring increases, it is anti-science, anti-common sense, it makes no sense.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    If their plans go into effect, Covid will linger longer and the chance of new variants and new more dangerous variants occurring increases, it is anti-science, anti-common sense. It makes no sense.


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