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  Definition of linger
  1. leave slowly and hesitantly
  2. take one''s time; proceed slowly
  3. be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
  4. move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"
  5. remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"
Similar Words: tarry, dawdle, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, lurk, mill about, mill around, hover

 

See Also: dwell on, linger over

 

Hyponyms: prowl, lurch

 

Derivational Morphology: tarriance, lingering, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, loiterer, lingerer, dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, mope, lounger

 

 
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