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synonyms for dawdles

  • 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
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antonyms for dawdles

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

Of what use is a man who dawdles away his time on a fiddle; of what benefit is he to mankind?
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
He lingers and dawdles through his round of hours as though it joyed him to be sluggish.
DOCTOR CLAUDIUS, A TRUE STORYF. MARION CRAWFORD
Owd Dawdles had nivver had sich a job in his life, it tuk him aboon an haar, an' when he coom back it wor droppin dark.
YORKSHER PUDDIN'JOHN HARTLEY
But Dawdles wor as gooid as his word, an' long befoor it wor done he declared it wor th' cheapest mait he ivver bowt.
YORKSHER PUDDIN'JOHN HARTLEY
He must put the screw on Henslowe, and if Henslowe dawdles, why we shall just drain and repair and sink for a well, ourselves.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
If he should ever slip up, it might well be put down as an insult, because he never forgets or dawdles.
HARVARD STORIESWALDRON KINTZING POST
He must put the screw on Henslowe, and if Henslowe dawdles, why we shall just drain and repair and sink for a well ourselves.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Reenawlee; a slow-going fellow who dawdles and delays and hesitates about things.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
It is the adolescent who loafs and dawdles on street corners.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
He goes down into the street, and dawdles an hour or so a day at his broker's.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMANEDGAR FAWCETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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