Synonyms for dally
- fool around
- fool with
- fritter away
- hang about
- horse around
- jerk off
- play around
- play games with
- put off
- trifle with
- waste time
- while away
Antonyms for dally
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DALLY
I may not dally on my way, turning to the right and the left for beauty and caricature.
Twas no time now, thought I, all at once, to dally with the child.
We can delay arrival at the goal of our desires; we can dally by the wayside if we will.
Sire and sons returned from the cemetery invigorated for their dally labours.
To dally with the impossible were sheer madness, he knew that.
They know exactly to what it will lead, if they dally with sentiment.
It was Tomlinson's busy day, and he didn't have time to dally long in talk.
"We must not dally here," cried Max as they left the building.
Maitland did not dally long in the Levant after getting Barton's letter.
He is gone to dally at Court and trifle with the Queen as of old.
c.1300, "to talk, converse," possibly from Anglo-French dalier "to amuse oneself," of uncertain origin. Sense of "waste time" emerged by late 14c. Related: Dallied; dallying.