Synonyms for Linger:


hang on, stay behind, stand, keep. bide, pause. stick around. fast. linger (noun)
loaf, loiter, lallygag, hang around, footle, mill about, mess about, lurk, hover, lollygag, mill around, tarry, dawdle, lounge.


continue, endure (verb)
bide, last, stand, abide, hang on, persist.
procrastinate (verb)
dally, stall, filibuster, hesitate, procrastinate, vacillate, dilly-dally.
remain (verb)
prevail, wait, stay.
slow (verb)
trudge, hinder, creep, plod, slow, loiter, delay, drag, poke, crawl, dawdle.

Other synonyms:

drag on, stick around, bide, grind on, stay behind. trail, run on. pause. see out. run over. come down. keep. stand. abide
stick around.
go on, run on.
stay behind.

Usage examples for linger

  1. Nay, it is even better to suffer by the first than to linger to the last. – Paul Clifford, Volume 7. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Further discourse might perhaps be reserved for others, but he may not linger having received his own bodily and spiritual medicine. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  3. He left her trailing off into the reddened reaches of the sage, and she went back to the rock, thinking that in some overlooked hollow, water might linger – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner