Definition of Dawdling

1. Noun. The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working.

Exact synonyms: Dalliance, Trifling
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup
Derivative terms: Dally, Dawdle, Trifle



Definition of Dawdling

1. Verb. (present participle of dawdle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dawdling

1. dawdle [v] - See also: dawdle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dawdling

davyum
daw
dawah
dawbries
dawbry
dawcock
dawcocks
dawd
dawded
dawding
dawdle
dawdled
dawdler
dawdlers
dawdles
dawdling (current term)
dawdlingly
dawds
dawed
dawen
dawghtor
dawgs
dawing
dawings
dawish
dawk
dawks
dawn
dawn chorus
dawn horse

Literary usage of Dawdling

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1. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1880)
"Two old fishermen were coiling ropes close to her seat "Ajt ay," quoth one to the other, speaking with deep pity of the visitors, " there they wis. dawdling ..."

2. The Baroness de Bode, 1775-1803 by William Shakespear Childe-Pemberton (1900)
"... Mirabeau—Letters posted over the border—' Citizen Bode ' stays at Soultz—May Alsace again become German—The Princes of Germany still dawdling—Birth of a ..."

3. The Baroness de Bode, 1775-1803 by William Shakespear Childe-Pemberton (1900)
"... of Mirabeau—Letters posted over the border—' Citizen Bode' stays at Soultz—May Alsace again become German—The Princes of Germany still dawdling—Birth of ..."

4. Faults of Childhood and Youth by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1920)
"CHAPTER XXIV dawdling A concrete case: 0 'clock and does not rise until seven in the morning, thus he gets plenty of sleep in a room with open windows. ..."

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