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Synonyms of loiter in English:


  • 1 he loitered in the parking lot
    linger, potter, wait, skulk;
    loaf, lounge, idle, laze, waste time, kill time, while away time
    British informal hang about, mooch about/around
    archaic or literary tarry
  • 2 the weather had tempted them out to loiter along the river bank
    dawdle, dally, stroll, saunter, loll, go slowly, take one's time, go/move at a snail's pace, drag one's feet, delay
    informal dilly-dally, mosey
    British informal mooch
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    loiter, linger, dawdle
    See linger
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