Synonyms for linger

Synonyms for (verb) linger

Synonyms: tarry, linger

Definition: leave slowly and hesitantly

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


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


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

Definition: be about

Usage: The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square; Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: hover, linger

Definition: move to and fro

Usage: The shy student lingered in the corner

Similar words: waver, waffle, hesitate

Definition: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

Usage: Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures


Synonyms: linger

Definition: remain present although waning or gradually dying

Usage: Her perfume lingered on

Similar words: remain, stay, persist

Definition: stay behind

Usage: The smell stayed in the room; The hostility remained long after they made up