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Synonyms for tarry
ˈtɑr itar·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. tarry2

    Resembling tar.

    Synonyms:
    pitchy

  2. tarry2

    Covered with tar.

    Synonyms:
    pitchy, bituminize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tarry

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tarry

    Synonyms:
    rest, abide, halt, await, flag, lag, continue, remain, sojourn, delay, stop, stay, loiter, linger

    Antonyms:
    press, push, speed, haste, proceed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarryverb

    having the characteristics of pitch or tar

    Synonyms:
    sooty, jet-black, resinous, jet, resiny, pitchy, coal-black

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

  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, ambuscade, linger, lie in wait, scupper, ambush, lounge about, dawdle, waste one's time

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

  3. tarry, lingerverb

    leave slowly and hesitantly

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

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tarryverb

    Synonyms:
    stay, STOP, sojourn, abide (temporarily), lodge, rest, take up one's quarters, pitch one's tent, have lodgings, take lodgings

  2. tarryverb

    Synonyms:
    wait, linger, delay, loiter, be slow, remain long

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How to use tarry in a sentence?

  1. Gavin Naylor:

    When people are paddling on their board, the soles of their feet catch the light and very quickly, in exactly the same way the scales on a mullet or a menhaden might catch the light, and when you’re a predator, you don’t tarry. You have to be quick and make a quick decision.

  2. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.


Translations for tarry

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  • توانى, تلكأ, تلكعArabic
  • weilen, zögern, verweilen, Verzögerung, abwarten, zaudernGerman
  • παραμένωGreek
  • demorar, alquitranadoSpanish
  • viibima, ootama, viivitama, peatumaEstonian
  • बासनाHindi
  • לְהִתְעַכֵּבHebrew
  • 체재Korean
  • sedeoLatin
  • wachten, afwachten, treuzelen, verblijven, blijven, talmenDutch
  • мешкать, останавливатьсяRussian
  • dröjaSwedish
  • ٹریUrdu

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