Synonyms for Loitering:


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


slowness (noun)
lethargy, slowness, leisureliness, retardation, sluggishness.


slowing (verb)
poking, Retarding, slowing, hindering.

Other synonyms:

dawdling, retardation.

Usage examples for Loitering

  1. They were- at that instant in one of the caverns, where they had already been loitering too long. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Susan went to Church at seven o'clock, because Mary Lou seemed to expect it of her, and because it seemed a good thing to do, and was loitering over her breakfast at half- past- eight, when Mrs. Lancaster came downstairs. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  3. Along the galleries, the chambermaids were hurrying about their work, and the figure of Mrs. Grindle, the housekeeper, glittering and jingling with keys, warned him no loitering in the galleries would be tolerated at that hour of the day. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie