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Synonyms of dawdle in English:


  • 1 holidaymakers were dawdling over breakfast
    linger, dally, take one's time, drag one's feet, be slow, waste time, kill time, fritter time away, idle;
    delay, procrastinate, stall, hang fire, mark time, potter about/around/round
    informal dilly-dally, let the grass grow under one's feet
    archaic or literary tarry
    [Antonyms] hurry
  • 2 Ruth dawdled back through the wood
    amble, stroll, go/walk slowly, loiter (along), move at a snail's pace, not keep pace, hold back, lag behind, fall behind, trail behind
    informal mosey, tootle
    British informal pootle, bimble, mooch, swan
    North American informal putter
    [Antonyms] speed
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    dawdle, linger, loiter
    See linger
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