suggests habitual avoidance of work, or inactivity, indolence, etc. to idle away the hours
suggests spending time in trifling or frivolous pursuits or in indecision
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
implies aimlessness or slowness of movement and may suggest a wasting of time in lingering or lagging to loiter around street corners
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"He will know how to make good use of the treasure," added Jack Frost; then he told the fairies not to loiter by the way, but to do his bidding quickly.
On most ships, passengers who allow their children to loiter in adult only venues may be reprimanded, fined, or otherwise admonished.
No longer do they have to relentlessly troll through trade magazine classifieds, loiter around the commissary bulletin boards, or rely on the friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend to spill the latest rumors about movie casting calls.