Synonyms for Lingers:
puts up with, suffers, remains, endures, tolerates, undergoes, lasts, experiences, tarries, continues, persists, Bears, perseveres, abides, goes on.
vacillates, hesitates, stalls, dallies, filibusters, dilly-dallies, procrastinates.
stays, prevails, Waits.
hinders, drags, trudges, creeps, Slows, pokes, retards, Delays, loiters, dawdles, plods, crawls.
Usage examples for lingers
But the miniature steamboat on which you engage passage to the Gulf never lingers long in the Mississippi: she crosses the river, slips into some canal- mouth, labors along the artificial channel awhile, and then leaves it with a scream of joy, to puff her free way down many a league of heavily shadowed bayou. – Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn