Synonyms for Tarry:


resinous (adjective)
gummy, resinous, balsamic.


furry, gilt, Cobbled, foamy, grass, frothy, gift-wrapped, gold-plated, gilded, armor-plated. procrastinate, keep, poke, stand, lag, drag, trail, delay, stay behind, dally, dilly-dally, fast. pause. stick around. delay (noun)
dally, study at wait.
tarry (noun)
loaf, lounge, resinous, pitchy, lollygag, linger, mill about, loiter, lallygag, resiny, lurk, mess about, mill around, hang around, adhesive, footle.


dawdle, delay (verb)
pause, loiter, abide, poke, linger, wait, trail, dally, drag, remain, procrastinate, lag, stick around, hang around, stay.
motion (verb)
remain (verb)
stay, wait, prevail.

Other synonyms:

dilly-dally, stay behind. procrastinate, trail, lag. delay, pause, dally. poke. drag. keep. stand. abide
stick around.
stay behind.
Other relevant words:
lallygag, mess about, lurk, delay, stand, pitchy, drag, lag, lounge, mill around, footle, pause, procrastinate, hang around, dilly-dally, adhesive, loiter, mill about, poke, lollygag, stick around, loaf, trail, keep, resiny, dally.

Usage examples for tarry

  1. But I could not tarry and as it was late, they were all ready to go away. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. She asked him to tarry a few moments, while she stepped under the tree, and looking up with an indescribable smile, shook many roses from her apron upon the grass. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  3. Tarry not an instant, my heart will be lighter when I know that you are beyond the walls." – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty