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synonyms for dawdled

  • laze
  • loiter
  • mosey
  • procrastinate
  • saunter
  • amble
  • dally
  • dilly-dally
  • drag
  • idle
  • lag
  • loaf
  • loll
  • lounge
  • poke
  • stay
  • stroll
  • tarry
  • toddle
  • trifle
  • wait
  • bum around
  • diddle-daddle
  • fool around
  • fritter away
  • get no place fast
  • goof off
  • hang around
  • hang out
  • lazy
  • put off
  • scrounge around
  • shlep along
  • sit around
  • sit on one's butt
  • warm a chair

antonyms for dawdled

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  • do
  • go
  • run
  • rush
  • forward
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • push
  • speed
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How to use dawdled in a sentence

He had no desire to overtake this man although he knew him well, and dawdled until he saw him enter a cabinet-maker's shop.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
It was a fine March day, with a bright sun and a cold east wind—not high enough to be unpleasant though, unless you dawdled about.
DR. JOLLIFFE'S BOYSLEWIS HOUGH
A week ago she would have been content to have dawdled away the afternoon in the grounds of the villa.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
He had said he would, but had dawdled skillfully and was still unfitly in bare feet and the shabby garments of a weekday.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
The whole of one day we dawdled over the Great Karroo in pelting rain and mist, which reminded one of Scotland.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIESLADY SARAH WILSON
WE had dawdled over our luncheon before Mrs. Macallan arrived at Benjamin's cottage.
THE LAW AND THE LADYWILKIE COLLINS
But he dawdled down Bond Street with a beating heart, noticing the superiority of all other young men to himself.
THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.JOHN GALSWORTHY
He dawdled two precious weeks away at Tours; then he went to Loches, and dawdled there.
JOAN OF ARCLAURA E. RICHARDS
He dawdled and mooned over that stocking and made and unmade plans.
THE CASSOWARYSTANLEY WATERLOO
He dawdled on in his day dream: "You know about the dogs, don't you?"
THE CASSOWARYSTANLEY WATERLOO
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