dawdling


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daw·dle

 (dôd′l)
v. daw·dled, daw·dling, daw·dles
v.intr.
1. To take more time than necessary: dawdled through breakfast.
2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
v.tr.
To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal daddle, to diddle.]

daw′dler n.
daw′dling·ly adv.

dawdling

(ˈdɔːdəlɪŋ)
adj
proceeding at a slow pace
n
an act of going very slowly and wasting time
ˈdawdlingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dawdling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of workingdawdling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Translations
تَسَكُّع، تَباطُؤ
lelkováníloudání
daskensmølen
slór, hangs
zaháľanie
ağırdan alma

dawdling

[ˈdɔːdlɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= lagging behind) → rezagado
B. Npérdida f de tiempo

dawdling

adj we were stuck behind a dawdling lorrywir saßen hinter einem Lastwagen fest, der im Bummeltempo fuhr

dawdling

[ˈdɔːdlɪŋ]
1. adj (person, crowd) → ozioso/a
2. n no dawdling in the corridors, pleasenon attardatevi nei corridoi, per favore

dawdle

(ˈdoːdl) verb
to waste time especially by moving slowly. Hurry up, and don't dawdle!
ˈdawdler noun
ˈdawdling noun
References in classic literature ?
Besides, it isn't safe for us to be dawdling about here.
Come, Fanny, taking her hand, "do not be dawdling any longer, or the dance will be over.
The Musgroves could hardly be more ready to invite than he to come, particularly in the morning, when he had no companion at home, for the Admiral and Mrs Croft were generally out of doors together, interesting themselves in their new possessions, their grass, and their sheep, and dawdling about in a way not endurable to a third person, or driving out in a gig, lately added to their establishment.
Philip saw several fellows with a desultory, timid look dawdling around, and surmised that, like himself, they were there for the first time.
The other was dawdling with the bottle, and Martin refused to wait for him, tossing the glass off in a gulp and refilling it.
But our aunt thought best to remove her because she complained, and she has been dawdling about ever since she came.
Danny was dawdling around 10m behind, and may have panicked when he did not spot that she had turned into Falmer Road, the detective said.
DAWDLING my way through an afternoon earlier this week, I directed my desktop computer to YouTube.
But language campaigners said the report adds to "the piles of evidence the Government now has on its desk, while it is dawdling to act".
Or nuclear engineers, perhaps dawdling as the interminable negotiations over the strike price go on; or even gas-fired power station engineers, experiencing delays to the development of the fracking industry.
But don't expect frisky action with swords or telescopes from "Departures" helmer Yojiro Takita's plodding 141-minute biopic, which spends what seems like millennia dawdling on its protag's countless trials and errors before reaching a foreseeable climax.
Forget dawdling downloads - the new 4G networks being installed by UAE telecoms providers will shave seconds from the time it takes to access the web on the go.