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3 definitions found
 for Dawdling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dawdle \Daw"dle\ (d[add]"d'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawdled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Dawdling.] [Cf. Daddle.]
     To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
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           Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with
           me.                                      --Johnson.
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           We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall.   --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dawdling
      n 1: the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of
           working [syn: dalliance, dawdling, trifling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "dawdling":
     dalliance, dallying, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory,
     dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, goofing off, idling,
     lag, lagging, lazing, lingering, loafing, loitering, lolling,
     lollygagging, lounging, mopery, procrastination, procrastinative,
     procrastinatory, shilly-shallying, tarriance, tarrying, trifling,
     waiting
  
  

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