Lingering

  • 1 Lingering — Lin ger*ing, a. 1. Delaying. [1913 Webster] 2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease. [1913 Webster] To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly. Rambler. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lingering — index chronic, lasting, protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 lingering — lin|ger|ing [ˈlıŋgərıŋ] adj [usually before noun] continuing to exist for longer than usual or desirable lingering doubts/suspicions etc ▪ Any lingering hopes of winning the title soon disappeared. ▪ Mr Wilkins suffered a lingering death .… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 Lingering — Linger Lin ger (l[i^][ng] g[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lingered} (l[i^][ng] g[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lingering}.] [OE. lengen to tarry, AS. lengan to prolong, put off, fr. lang long. [root]125. See {Long}, a.] To delay; to loiter; to remain or …

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  • 5 lingering — lin|ger|ing [ lıŋgərıŋ ] adjective lasting for a long time, especially when this is unpleasant or not necessary: lingering doubts/fears She faces a slow lingering death if the cancer isn t treated now …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 lingering — adjective slow to finish or disappear: lingering doubts about the need for reform | a lingering death (=slow and often painful) lingeringly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 lingering — adjective 1) lingering doubts Syn: remaining, surviving, persisting, abiding, nagging, niggling 2) a slow, lingering death Syn: protracted, prolonged, long drawn out, long lasting …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 8 lingering — UK [ˈlɪŋɡərɪŋ] / US adjective lasting for a long time, especially when this is unpleasant or not necessary lingering doubts/fears She faces a slow lingering death if the cancer isn t treated now …

    English dictionary

  • 9 lingering — adj. Lingering is used with these nouns: ↑bitterness, ↑death, ↑doubt, ↑guilt, ↑hope, ↑illness, ↑injury, ↑kiss, ↑memory, ↑resentment, ↑scent, ↑smell, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 lingering — [ˈlɪŋgərɪŋ] adj lasting for a long time lingering doubts/fears[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 11 lingering — linger ► VERB 1) be slow or reluctant to leave. 2) (linger over) spend a long time over. 3) be slow to fade, disappear, or die. DERIVATIVES lingerer noun lingering adjective. ORIGIN from obsolete leng «p …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 lingering — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, booming, continuation, dalliance, dallying, dawdling, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, drawn out, easygoing, echoic, echoing, extended, extension, foot …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 lingering — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of long duration: chronic, continuing, persistent, prolonged, protracted. See CONTINUE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 lingering — lin·ger·ing || lɪŋgÉ™rɪŋ adj. continuous, prolonged(especially of an illness); enduring, persisting, remaining alive; remaining in one place; meditating, contemplating; walking slowly lin·ger || lɪŋgÉ™(r) v. stay longer than usual,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 lingering — a. 1. Delaying, loitering. 2. Protracted, prolonged …

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  • 16 lingering — noun the act of tarrying • Syn: ↑tarriance • Derivationally related forms: ↑tarry (for: ↑tarriance) • Hypernyms: ↑delay, ↑holdup …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 Lingering Garden — (Chinese: 留园) is a renowned Chinese classical garden, located in Suzhou City. In 1997, the garden, along with other classical gardens in Suzhou, was recorded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. HistoryLingering Garden or Liu Yuan is located… …

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  • 18 Lingering Sentiment — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …

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  • 19 A Lingering Face — Infobox Chinese Film name = A Lingering Face image size = caption = director = Lu Xuechang producer = Han Sanping Tong Gang Cao Wei Tian Yuping writer = Lu Xuechang Li Jixian starring = Ma Xiaoqing Pan Yueming Li Min Ge Yaming He Xi Cheng… …

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  • 20 Overseas-Lingering Grads — Some Chinese students stay much longer than necessary in a foreign country after finishing their study because they lack confidence to find a good job in their home country. The expression plays on the Chinese word 泡, which can mean either bubble …

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