Synonyms for Dawdling:


slow (adjective)
phlegmatic, sluggish, poky, Loitering, leisurely, lethargic, crawling, lingering, slow, creeping, dragging, Delaying, hesitating, Trudging, slowpoke, plodding.


dawdling (noun)
dalliance, trifling, poky, wasting time, laggard, slow, pokey, dilatory.


procrastinating (verb)
vacillating, Filibustering, hesitating, stalling, dilly-dallying, Procrastinating, Dallying.
slowing (verb)
poking, slowing, Retarding, hindering.

Other synonyms:

Other relevant words:
wasting time, dilatory, laggard, pokey, trifling, dalliance.

Usage examples for dawdling

  1. One gets tired of dawdling about on a magnified frog- pond. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. Come on, Why are we dawdling – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie