One entry found for linger.
Main Entry: lin·ger
Inflected Form(s): lin·gered; lin·ger·ing /-g(-)ri/ 1: to be slow in quitting a place or activity <lingered in bed> 2: to be slow to act - lin·ger·er /-gr-r/ noun - lin·ger·ing·ly /-g(-)ri-l/ adverb synonymsLINGER, LOITER, LAG mean to pause often without good reason or explanation. LINGER suggests an unwillingness to leave a pleasant place <lingered in the park after the concert>. LOITER suggests aimless wandering or waiting in a place <restless youths loitering in the town square>. LAG suggests an inability or unwillingness to keep up with others <two of the hikers lagged behind the rest of us>.