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dawdling

noun

1 dawdling

The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working.

synonyms: dalliance, trifling.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more




Moby thesaurus: dalliance, dallying, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, goofing off, idling, lag, lagging, lazing, lingering, loafing, loitering, lolling, lollygagging, lounging, mopery ... show more.

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dawdle

verb

1 dawdle

Take one's time; proceed slowly.

synonym: linger.

Roget 133: be late etc. adj.; tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time; dawdle etc. (be inactive) 683; linger, loiter; ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

Roget 605: be irresolute etc. adj.; hang in suspense, keep in suspense; leave "ad referendum"; think twice about, pause; dawdle etc. (inactivity) 683; remain neuter; dillydally, ... show more

Dutch: beiden, dralen, dreutelen, lijmen, lijntrekken, neutelen, talmen, teuten, treuzelen, tutten

2 dawdle

Waste time.

synonym: dally.

3 dawdle

Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc..

synonyms: fall back, fall behind, lag.

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more

Dutch: achterliggen, achterstaan


noun

Roget 275: slowness etc. adj.; languor etc. (inactivity) 683; drawl; creeping etc. v., lentor.    retardation; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abide, await, bide, bide the issue, clock watcher, continue, dallier, dally, dawdler, delay, diddle, diddler, dillydallier, dillydally, do-nothing, dolittle, doodle, doodler, drag, drag out ... show more.

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