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adjective as in tiresome, monotonous

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When asked if the city’s contract and foot-dragging was buying the company time and weakening the position of the workers, Vasquez said yes.

He wonders if a child would like being “dragged” around the world—frankly, this sounds like a potentially pretty amazing parenting option if Shephard was doing the dragging, as he clearly loves traveling so much.

Disappointed in what they described as the organization’s foot-dragging, they took their complaints public.

In 2019, a Sarasota County day care worker was charged with abuse, caught on camera dragging and pushing children.

“The office was always dragging their feet, not taking action on things Morris reported,” Zertuche said in an interview.

Even on the day the wall fell, the East Germans were dragging their feet.

If you think of yourself as more than a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal, you can stand up and be respectful.

They say The Guardian has been dragging its feet on the pursuit of NSA-related stories while keeping the Times on a short leash.

The EU needs another Greece or Portugal dragging down the euro like the EU needs another bureaucrat in Brussels.

A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.

Merrill dropped the meat he was dragging over the floor, and turned to confront Alessandro's eyes.

The boys were dragging along the banquette a small "express wagon," which they had filled with blocks and sticks.

“It is a girl,” declared Jessie, beginning to run and half dragging Amy Drew with her.

He ran from the stamping mill, his camera bobbing from the strap around his neck and his tripod dragging behind him.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dragging, such as: boring, dull, long, prolonged, protracted, and drawn-out.

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