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In thus dawdling away their time they show a strange inconsistency – at one and the same time loving indolence and hating peace.

On Saturday, we continued to dawdle, weather-wise, through October.

Weyman’s cloak-and-rapier swashbuckler is long — over 400 pages in my edition — but its action never dawdles.

Many Republicans, meanwhile, seem perfectly open to dawdling on the legislation despite the critical support it would provide to many people currently in need.

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I wandered on down the corridor to the elevator, to dawdle and not run into coarrivals.

Why should they not dawdle at their labor sitting upon the fence in endless colloquy while the harvest rots upon the stalk?

After a big fit of work, I can dawdle against any one; then I get another fit of work—it's like appetite.

You've no idea how beastly it is to dawdle about in a crowd of people, and then at the end go back to another term of school.

Tell your mother, and that poor dawdle there, your sister, that they 'd be thankful they'd have followed my advice.

They watched him as he passed up the pathway, with a stride and a swing so different from his ordinary listless dawdle.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dawdle, such as: laze, loiter, mosey, procrastinate, saunter, and amble.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.