Synonyms of dawdling


1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling, delay, holdup

usage: the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working


1. linger, dawdle, move

usage: take one's time; proceed slowly

2. dally, dawdle, act, behave, do

usage: waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!"

3. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, follow

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

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