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synonyms for dally

  • boondoggle
  • drag
  • idle
  • lag
  • linger
  • loiter
  • lollygag
  • procrastinate
  • putter
  • tarry
  • trail
  • 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
See also synonyms for: dallied
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antonyms for dally

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  • complete
  • finish
  • go
  • hurry
  • leave
  • rush
  • hasten
  • push
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How to use dally in a sentence

Why, it's six thousand feet up here, and the wind don't monkey and dally around, hit gits right down to business.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Sire and sons returned from the cemetery invigorated for their dally labours.
AULD LICHT IDYLLSJ. M. BARRIE
He quite knew that to dally with the piano-player while smoking a high-class cigar was to insult the cigar.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
As the tent was found to encroach partly on the same crevasse, it may be imagined that we did not dally long over the meal.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The novel sensation of an anticipated visit probably caused us to dally less than usual over our morning meal.
THE CRUISE OF THE "ESMERALDA"HARRY COLLINGWOOD
We must especially remember that we criminalists must not dally with mathematical truth but must seek historical truth.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
Everybody has a disposition to dally for a while with a letter or a package from an unknown source.
OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLYCHARLES HEBER CLARK
They are pleasant things to dally with,—milk and eggs, and spice and sugar.
THE ART OF ENTERTAININGM. E. W. SHERWOOD
But you gave it to me to give to him—when you threw the Dally out of the window.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
However, if it must be, it must; so let us begin, and not dally.
ITALY; WITH SKETCHES OF SPAIN AND PORTUGALWILLIAM BECKFORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DALLY

  • dally
  • flirt
  • fool
  • gold-dig
  • lead on
  • make eyes at
  • operate
  • philander
  • string along
  • titillate
  • toy
  • trifle
  • vamp
  • wanton
  • wink at
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.