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Meaning of LINGERING

Pronunciation:  l'ingguring

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of tarrying

LINGERING is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: tarriance
 See Also: delay, holdup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lin"ger*ing\, a.
1. Delaying.

2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a
   lingering disease.

         To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering
         anguish is generally his folly.       --Rambler.

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