To linger is defined as to stay somewhere or to take a long time to do something.
To dawdle is defined as to waste time or to move excessively slowly.
To dawdle, delay, or linger:
To fail to keep up a pace; straggle:
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
To delay is defined as to postpone, make late or stop for awhile.
To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking.
To dawdle or fritter (something) away
Procrastinate is defined as to put something off to do at a later time.
To spend by lounging
To wait or stay temporarily:
To hang or droop laxly:
To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
The direction of hover is to hang suspended in one spot, or to linger in or near a place.
To dwell or linger
To move at a smooth, easy gait by raising first both legs on one side, then both on the other
To make or become less vigorous, intense, or severe; ease:
Trail is defined as to drag, pull, follow or lag behind someone or something.
To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
(Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
(Intransitive) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination.
To be idle; loaf:
To let be or do without interference.
To pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily
To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
To live by begging or by sponging off people
(Intransitive) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
To cheat; swindle.
To goof is defined as to make a mistake, or to do something to waste time, usually used with "up" or "off."
In a secure manner; tightly:
To pass time without working or in avoiding work
(Chiefly Brit., Informal) To act or talk foolishly
- 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, dally, idle, lag, saunter, stroll and delay.