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Synonyms for lingeringlin·ger·ing

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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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    Synonyms:
    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lingering":

    persistent, persisting, continuing

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#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. President Barack Obama on Friday:

    The fact that she has now been lingering in this limbo for longer than the five previous attorney general nominees combined makes no sense.

  2. Frederic Neumann:

    There are still lingering risks but the risks are probably manageable. Even though global growth is disappointing, businesses are more optimistic because they see moves toward structural reforms.

  3. Giacomo Puccini:

    How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms. Oh, sweet kisses, lingering caresses. Slowly, trembling, I gazed upon her beauty. Now my dream of true love is lost forever. My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless, and never have I loved life more.”

  4. The Paris-based IEA:

    The number could be higher of course and many senior international oil company figures have said so but there is a lingering feeling that the big fall-off in production from U.S. shale producers is taking an awful long time to happen. Perhaps resilience still has some way to go.

  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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