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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lingering

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, moderate, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, tardy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarriance, lingeringnoun

    the act of tarrying

    Synonyms:
    tarriance

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lingeringadjective

    Synonyms:
    delaying, loitering

  2. lingeringadjective

    Synonyms:
    protracted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lingeringadjective

    Synonyms:
    protracted

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lingering":

    persistent, persisting, continuing

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2901slow
#3035continuing
#5420moderate
#9645persistent
#10506inactive
#13293dull
#15634deliberate
#16742gradual
#17781slack
#27159delaying
#27270lingering
#27289inert
#29806sluggish
#47010drowsy
#52817tardy
#57966persisting
#73918procrastinating
#162791dilatory
#229944dawdling

How to use lingering in a sentence?

  1. Dale Baich:

    Midazolam, the first drug in the three-drug formula used by Oklahoma, is not capable of producing the necessary, deep anesthesia to insure that a prisoner will not experience severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death during the lethal injection process.

  2. Pavel Popescu:

    We need to protect our strategic interests and there's a lot of suspicion lingering around, it's crucially urgent to block any public deals, contracts, tenders with the Chinese company.

  3. James Chessen:

    While most institutions saw an increase in earnings, banks continue to experience the lingering effects of the slowdown in the oil and gas sector and weaker-than-expected economic growth, banks' exposure to the oil and gas industry is small and won't restrain them from continuing to meet the credit needs of businesses and individuals.

  4. Hong Kong:

    There are still lingering doubts about the government's sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council, so, I reiterate here, there is no such plan, the bill is dead.

  5. David Lidington:

    I think (she) is doing a fantastic job, one thing that working closely with the prime minister does is cure you completely of any lingering shred of ambition to want to do that task.


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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. sagging
    • C. erect
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