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loiter

loi·ter

loiter

 
pronunciation:
loI tr
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: loitered, loitering, loiters
definition 1: to linger, esp. in a public place, for little or no reason; stand around idly.
synonyms:
hang around
similar words:
dawdle, diddle, goof off, idle, laze, loaf, loll, lollygag, lurk, mooch, skulk, tarry
definition 2: to move slowly, with unnecessary stops and delays.
synonyms:
dawdle, poke
similar words:
dally, diddle, dilly-dally, idle, lollygag, mosey
definition 3: to take more time than necessary; delay; dawdle.
synonyms:
dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, linger, procrastinate, tarry
similar words:
dally, diddle, goof off, idle, laze, loaf away, poke, putter
derivations: loiteringly (adv.), loiterer (n.)