Synonym of dillydallying

Alternative for dillydallying

dillydallies, dillydallied, dillydallying

Synonym: dawdle, delay, linger, loiter, tarry,


Moving or proceeding at a slow speed
slow unhurried sluggish crawling languid tardy creeping dawdling dilatory laggard leisurely dallying dragging lagging snaillike pokey poking poky snail-paced deliberate measured unrushed lazy lingering loitering late unhasty snail-like slow-moving slow-going easy relaxed gentle comfortable delayed casual slack sedate plodding undemanding steady sluggardly tortoise-like leaden lax lackadaisical delaying idle slothful lollygagging behindhand indolent procrastinating remiss slow-paced moving slowly restful laid-back easy-going gradual effortless languorous painstaking patient on hands and knees free slackened relaxing slow and steady backward time-wasting unpunctual stupid undeveloped imbecile checked moronic dense underprivileged behind arrested underdeveloped feeble-minded subnormal dull putting off tarrying problem moratory neglectful negligent flagging worming skulking writhing slithering shuffling quailing slinking wriggling squirming inching sneaking shambling groveling hobbling grovelling on all fours barely moving ponderous moderate laboured listless leaden-footed lethargic laggy torpid tortoiselike postponing apathetic labored phlegmatic drowsy dreamy imperceptible inert passive supine inactive heavy impassive indifferent sleepy unconcerned uninterested limp enervated spiritless languishing calm stagnant energyless unenthusiastic feeble moony offhand careless leisured pococurante easygoing slow-footed nonchalant weary blah weak dopey comatose uncaring shiftless snoozy nebbish lymphatic faint blahs pining sickly infirm wimpy sleepyhead insouciant inattentive slapdash slap-happy disinterested fainéant faineant laid back otiose workshy regardless do-nothing peaceful at your own pace in your own time chilled unexciting lumbering cumbersome recreational even regular still tired laborious amusing frivolous entertaining loafing fun work-shy good-for-nothing bone idle non-job related non-work related derelict inefficient slipshod procrastinative incompetent disregardful delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy disorderly asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly quiescent asleep on the job unprofessional permissive dormant cavalier artless detached unstudied blasé loose cursory flippant superficial complacent light carefree cool disimpassioned breezy simple informal abstracted half-hearted lukewarm happy-go-lucky devil-may-care free and easy passionless bloodless aimless incurious sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted Laodicean daydreaming easy going spring fever


Present participle for to waste or spend time idly and unfruitfully
dallying idling loafing bumming chilling chillin dawdling droning footling lazing lazying lolling lounging goofing off hacking around hanging about kicking around kicking back vegging out frittering stalling trifling vacillating hanging around hanging out relaxing loitering killing time wasting time taking it easy vegetating pottering slacking passing time frittering away time lying around lounging around frittering away fooling around sitting around skiving goldbricking twiddling your thumbs whiling away the time doing nothing hanging round slowing down lounging about bumming around lolling around sprawling reclining languishing lying drifting mooching sauntering slouching resting outspanning unwinding lollygagging basking malingering stagnating idling away time filling in time passing the time idling away the hours sitting on one's hands consuming time amusing oneself lying about loafing around chilling out twiddling thumbs loafing about kicking your heels lazing around messing around standing around marking time mooching around knocking around lolling about whiling away hours not lifting a finger lazing about mooching about drooping wandering ambling mooning stooging slumping flopping doing nothing in particular batting meandering staying remaining hovering frequenting lingering waiting haunting hanging chillaxing futzing twiddling one's thumbs lying dormant reposing sitting daydreaming vegging frittering time away leaning luxuriating making yourself at home taking a break taking a breather putting your feet up taking five fiddling around messing about draping oneself stretching oneself dossing slackening leaning back whiling whiling away the hours fooling away piddling around piddling about mouldering slummocking degenerating bludging moldering lying back sitting back and do nothing batting about slouching about whiling away sitting back kicking one's heels fannying about batting around going to seed slouching around bobbing off strolling evading shirking dreaming piddling taking things easy letting down sagging stretching out wilting unbending lying down de-stressing slacking off loosening up flagging swagging sinking playing taking time off easing off easing up entertaining oneself enjoying oneself stretching collapsing staying loose subsiding weakening letting it all hang out unbuttoning letting up taking time out sleeping straddling draping extending spreading out winding down taking your ease faltering mellowing out lying spread-eagle hunching flumping settling bending drowsing slumbering couching napping decompressing standing down plopping oneself letting yourself go cooling off settling back putting one's feet up going to bed straggling trailing spreading rambling crumpling falling tiring deteriorating existing spread-eagling hibernating decaying quietening quietening down letting one's hair down sitting heavily calming down quieting down sunbathing retiring going to pot siestaing stretching oneself out turning in covering stooping dozing sunning warming oneself snoozing growing tired becoming fatigued losing energy growing weary losing strength growing weak draping yourself falling back pausing warming yourself toasting yourself sunning oneself stretching over extending over swimming in toasting oneself withering fading catnapping kipping zizzing crouching bowing taking a nap lying by having a snooze taking a siesta taking life easy having forty winks having a spell putting feet up getting some shut-eye having a rest catching some Zs taking a rest having a kip having a nap refreshing oneself having a siesta lying still sitting down nodding off refreshing yourself snatching forty winks getting some kip drying shrivelling shriveling wasting away becoming flaccid becoming limp shriveling up going into a decline lolloping unlaxing knocking off composing oneself making less tense lightening up simmering down collecting oneself taking one's time having a break stopping work letting your hair down breathing easy laying down letting oneself go making oneself at home taking ten feeling at home resting upon lying upon settling down


Present participle for to move or act at a slow speed
dawdling dallying lingering delaying loitering tarrying lagging diddling crawling creeping poking dragging moping lollygagging lallygagging shilly-shallying procrastinating dilly-dallying plodding trailing putting off hanging about idling straggling dragging your feet hanging around falling behind taking one's time dragging one's feet lagging behind frittering away pausing killing time wasting time marking time taking your time getting no place fast sauntering waiting hesitating slouching stalling dithering shuffling goofing off ambling puttering dropping behind hanging fire fooling around lolling limping inching loafing losing time hanging back vacillating flagging trudging trifling trailing behind moving slowly drifting going slowly temporizing slackening whiling away time faltering staggering staying tailing tooling temporising filibustering pottering about pottering around pottering round staying put hanging out sitting around warming a chair horsing around slacking shirking frittering away time taking one's own sweet time whiling away the time passing the time fiddling about piddling burning daylight stonewalling meandering tottering strolling biding boondoggling waiting around using delaying tactics holding back humming and hawing hanging on putting off doing something buying time playing for time playing a waiting game remaining fooling with whiling away trifling with playing games with fooling about skulking moseying mooching stopping lodging resting halting hovering lurking wandering traipsing shambling sloughing rambling dabbling hanging round stopping over goofing around holding the phone passing time pottering diminishing failing dropping falling back decreasing diddle-daddling toddling dragging behind ebbing waning retarding slowing jellying lounging hobbling frittering time away bringing up the rear sitting on one's butt scrounging around shlepping along bumming around nosing slowing up inching along losing strength falling off snailing oozing draggling creaking along limping along creeping along advancing slowly wearing on hanging heavy slowing down appearing to pass slowly going on and on going on too long becoming tedious stumbling lumbering swithering havering taking a raincheck postponing suspending action postponing action goldbricking prolonging wavering adjourning cooling deferring letting slide protracting deferring action kicking the can down the road holding off flogging galumphing tromping floundering waddling shifting lurching clumping barging scuffing scuffling slogging stamping changing doddering lumping tramping walking stomping pounding stumping


Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
hesitating wavering vacillating dithering faltering delaying stalling fluctuating teetering havering staggering pausing swithering wobbling oscillating halting scrupling dawdling equivocating temporising temporizing dallying wabbling lingering waiting hedging alternating tergiversating demurring hovering seesawing pussyfooting stumbling deferring deliberating doubting stopping baulking balking boggling floundering debating hanging mammering pondering weighing shilly-shallying dilly-dallying humming and hawing hanging back thinking twice holding back hemming and hawing shying away holding off pulling back thinking about sitting on fence swaying balancing waffling rocking changing straddling reeling fence-straddling whiffling swinging yo-yoing blowing hot and cold pussyfooting around chopping and changing changing mind keeping changing your mind sitting on the fence running hot and cold procrastinating having doubts faffing about messing about flip-flopping varying going from one extreme to the other changing one's mind see-sawing faffing around getting cold feet shying wasting time doubting yourself doubting oneself having misgivings prevaricating jibbing trembling tarrying trifling hanging about hanging around recoiling from flinching from shrinking from hanging fire hanging back from vacillating about thinking twice about having reservations about having scruples about having misgivings about shying away from having qualms about dragging your heels wobbling about flickering veering quivering shrinking ceasing discontinuing paltering trimming shuddering dodging tumbling holding on bobbling quavering rolling lurching whiffling waffling hesitating to scrupling about teeter-tottering pottering messing around beating around the bush straggling lagging sitting tight umming and ahing going up and down loitering refusing killing time marking time whiling away time moving slowly playing a waiting game adopting Fabian tactics expressing reluctance expressing reservations expressing misgivings staying in the background staying back shrinking back dragging your feet waiting and seeing wondering about feeling uncertain lacking conviction thinking something unlikely harbouring reservations about expressing suspicions about having doubts about feeling uneasy about harbouring suspicions about having suspicions about having hesitations about entertaining doubts about fluctuating on expressing reservations about sticking at baulking at balking at sticking questioning demurring about worrying gagging demurring from stickling fretting boggling at wavering about disrelishing something minding doing something having qualms

Antonym of dillydallying

dillydallying Idiom, Proverb

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