Dictionary Results for linger


1. linger - verb

· remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

Hypernym(s): persist, remain, stay




2. linger - verb

· be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Synonym(s): loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang_around, mess_about, tarry, lurk, mill_about, mill_around

Hypernym(s): be




3. linger - verb

· leave slowly and hesitantly

Synonym(s): tarry

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away




4. linger - verb

· take one's time; proceed slowly

Synonym(s): dawdle

Hypernym(s): move

Antonym(s): rush




5. linger - verb

· move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"

Synonym(s): hover

Hypernym(s): hesitate, waver, waffle





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