Synonyms for dawdle

Synonyms for (verb) dawdle

Synonyms: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

Definition: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Similar words: follow

Definition: to travel behind, go after, come after

Usage: The ducklings followed their mother around the pond; Please follow the guide through the museum


Synonyms: dally, dawdle

Definition: waste time

Usage: Get busy--don't dally!

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: dawdle, linger

Definition: take one's time; proceed slowly

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right