dillydallying

v. (Slang) stall, procrastinate, put off until a later time; dawdle, waste time, loiter

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dillydally — /dil ee dal ee, dal /, v.i., dillydallied, dillydallying. to waste time, esp. by indecision; vacillate; trifle; loiter. [1735 45; gradational redupl. of DALLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • backward — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, Olympian, a priori, a rebours, a reculons, about, afraid, aft, after, after time, aftermost, again, against the grain, ago, aloof, anticlockwise, apathetic, arear, around, arrested, arsy varsy, ascending,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dalliance — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, amorous looks, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, come hither look, coquetry, coquettish glances, coquettishness, coyness, cuddling, dabbling, dallying, dawdling, dilatoriness, dillydallying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dallying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, coquetry, dabbling, dalliance, dawdling, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, easygoing, fiddling, flirtation, fooling, fooling around, foot dragging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dawdling — Synonyms and related words: dalliance, dallying, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, goofing off, idling, lag, lagging, lazing, lingering, loafing, loitering, lolling, lollygagging, lounging, mopery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delaying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, easygoing, foot dragging, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, procrastinating, procrastinative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dilatory — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, apathetic, backward, balking, balky, bone lazy, cadging, dallying, dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dillydallying, do nothing, doless, dragging, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, foot… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • easygoing — Synonyms and related words: Bohemian, Micawberish, accepting, affable, afoot and lighthearted, airy, apathetic, at ease, at large, at liberty, ataractic, backward, blase, breezy, carefree, careless, casual, clear, clement, collected, comfortable …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foot dragging — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, ambling, antipathy, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, averseness, aversion, backward, backwardness, blockage, blocking, cautious, cautiousness, check, circumspect, circumspection, claudicant, clogging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lackadaisical — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, apathetic, ataractic, backward, benumbed, blase, bored, careless, casual, cold, cool, dallying, dead, debilitated, degage, delaying, devil may care, dilatory, dillydallying, disinterested, dispassionate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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