Loiter synonyms

loi'tər

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To allow time to elapse in an unproductive manner.
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To linger is defined as to stay somewhere or to take a long time to do something.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To procrastinate.
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To dawdle is defined as to waste time or to move excessively slowly.
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To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.
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To fail to keep up a pace; straggle:
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To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
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To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
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To delay is defined as to postpone, make late or stop for awhile.
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To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking.
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To dawdle or fritter (something) away
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Procrastinate is defined as to put something off to do at a later time.
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(Intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
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To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet.
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(Intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.
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To spend by lounging
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To wait or stay temporarily:
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To hang or droop laxly:
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The direction of hover is to hang suspended in one spot, or to linger in or near a place.
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To dwell or linger
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(Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
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To move at a smooth, easy gait by raising first both legs on one side, then both on the other
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To reduce the tension of; relax; loosen
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Trail is defined as to drag, pull, follow or lag behind someone or something.
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To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
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To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
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(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
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To dawdle, delay, or linger:
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To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
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To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
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(Idiomatic) To be idle; to fail to make progress.
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To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
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To move in a quick fashion.
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(Intransitive) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination.
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To be idle; loaf:
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(Intransitive) To slide off (like a layer of skin).
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To let be or do without interference.
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To pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily
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(Slang) To run away, to flee.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
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To live by begging or by sponging off people
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(Intransitive) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
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To masturbate
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To cheat; swindle.
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To goof is defined as to make a mistake, or to do something to waste time, usually used with "up" or "off."
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In a secure manner; tightly:
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To pass time without working or in avoiding work
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(Chiefly Brit., Informal) To act or talk foolishly
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(US) To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort.
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(Archaic, US) To pet, kiss, or otherwise demonstrate overt affection, generally in public.
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(Intransitive) To be in a casual non-committal relationship
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To remain unobserved.
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(Intransitive, usually of a group of people) To move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.
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(Intransitive, usually of a group of people) To move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.
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Synonym Study

  • Idle suggests habitual avoidance of work, or inactivity, indolence, etc. to idle away the hours
  • Dally suggests spending time in trifling or frivolous pursuits or in indecision
  • Dawdle implies a wasting of time over trifles or a frittering away of time that makes for slow progress to dawdle over a cup of tea
  • Loiter implies aimlessness or slowness of movement and may suggest a wasting of time in lingering or lagging to loiter around street corners
Find another word for loiter. In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for loiter, like: waste-time, linger, dillydally, shilly-shally, dawdle, idle, lag, saunter, stroll, delay and shuffle.