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synonyms for loiter

  • amble
  • dawdle
  • linger
  • loll
  • lounge
  • ramble
  • saunter
  • traipse
  • dabble
  • dally
  • delay
  • diddle
  • drag
  • flag
  • halt
  • hover
  • idle
  • lag
  • loaf
  • pause
  • poke
  • procrastinate
  • shamble
  • shuffle
  • slacken
  • slough
  • tarry
  • trail
  • wait
  • fritter away
  • get no place fast
  • pass time
  • put off
  • waste time
See also synonyms for: loitered / loitering
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antonyms for loiter

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  • hurry
  • run
  • rush
  • advance
  • carry on
  • complete
  • continue
  • do
  • finish
  • forge
  • forward
  • go
  • go ahead
  • hasten
  • push
  • leave
  • vamoose
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How to use loiter in a sentence

Today, his berths are full and four of the ships loitering in San Pedro Bay are impatient for a spot.
INSIDE AMERICA’S BROKEN SUPPLY CHAINDAVID J. LYNCHSEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Wood said in a later interview that he wished he could have told that man about all the times he’d felt profiled by police — beginning when an officer warned him as a middle-schooler about loitering as he played basketball.
IN D.C., HIGH-PROFILE CRIMES SPUR HARD CONVERSATIONS: ‘WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES’RACHEL CHASON, EMILY DAVIESJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On another night, that bunch of teens loitering on a street corner was our pod analyzing the use of public space with a fellow parent, an urban planner.
WE CREATED A PANDEMIC POD FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOLERS. IT WAS JUST WHAT WE ALL NEEDED.SARA LIPPMANN, HOLLY OJALVOJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
We may not loiter along the Nithdale road, rich as it is in traditions and relics of the past.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
I believe that is why Jim has a definite camping place in mind for each day and doesnt let us loiter much along the way.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Much depends, however, whether the object of the cruise is to loiter about and fish, or to sail and cover the ground.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
Paul, the owner, would loiter in the rear, but was always on hand when we halted for meals.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
This is our time; we may now loiter at our ease secure from the swift and scorching sarcasms of the crowded dawn.
A WANDERER IN PARISE. V. LUCAS
I have never once seen a policeman in the lane, and the postmen always hurry out with no evidence of a desire to loiter.
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WORDS RELATED TO LOITER

  • ankle
  • boogie
  • dawdle
  • drift
  • gander
  • hoof it
  • loiter
  • meander
  • mosey
  • percolate
  • ramble
  • sashay
  • saunter
  • stroll
  • toddle
  • wander
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.