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synonyms for dallying

  • backward
  • behindhand
  • delaying
  • deliberate
  • laggard
  • late
  • lax
  • lazy
  • leisurely
  • lingering
  • loitering
  • moratory
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • putting off
  • remiss
  • slack
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • snail-like
  • tardy
  • tarrying
  • time-wasting
  • unhasty
  • unhurried
  • amorous
  • arch
  • come-hither
  • come-on
  • coquettish
  • coy
  • enticing
  • flirty
  • libidinous
  • spoony
  • sportive
  • idle
  • rambling
  • futile
  • lazy
  • worthless
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antonyms for dallying

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  • diligent
  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • hard-working
  • ready
  • zealous
  • cool
  • modest
  • shy
    • activated
    • active
    • attentive
    • careful
    • caring
    • concerned
    • energetic
    • fresh
    • interested
    • lively
    • vivacious
    • diligent
    • hard-working
    • industrious
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          How to use dallying in a sentence

          It seemed incredible that Marian and Allen should be abroad together in this dallying fashion.
          A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
          He was among the fleetest, and after some coy dallying he stood still until the athletic Sioux came beside him.
          THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
          If I have this type of person sized up correctly, none of them would be dallying on the stairs.
          "AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
          Here we are frightened at names, dilly-dallying and quarreling over idle words, when a tremendous crisis calls for acts.
          CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
          Jennifer came alive with a start, leaping up with a malediction between his teeth upon our dallying.
          THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
          If they are to be saved, it is by no dallying, nor slow awakening of popular feeling in their behalf.
          IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
          It gave him fuller opportunity for dallying with his dearly-loved foster-mother, Literature.
          PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, MAY 13, 1914VARIOUS
          What a price is in their hands, what mercy is offered them, and they lose it by their dallying!
          A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (VOLUME 1 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
          What danger is before them, and they will fall into it by their dallying!
          A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (VOLUME 1 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
          What a glory is offered them, and they lose it by their dallying!
          A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (VOLUME 1 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
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          WORDS RELATED TO DALLYING

          • dalliance
          • dallying
          • flirting
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