Synonyms for waiting

Synonyms for (noun) waiting

Synonyms: wait, waiting

Definition: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

Usage: the wait was an ordeal for him

Similar words: inactivity

Definition: being inactive; being less active

Synonyms for (adj) waiting

Synonyms: ready and waiting, waiting

Definition: being and remaining ready and available for use

Usage: waiting cars and limousines lined the curb; found her mother waiting for them; an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests; military forces ready and waiting

Similar words: ready

Definition: completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

Usage: get ready; she is ready to resign; the bridge is ready to collapse; I am ready to work; ready for action; ready for use; the soup will be ready in a minute; ready to learn to read

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