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What is another word for lingering?

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Adjective
That which remains or persists over time
“To this day, there is still a lingering doubt about the authenticity of their claims.”
Adjective
Lasting for a long time or slow to end
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“They walk off to the deafening, lingering drone of William's guitar.”
Adjective
Firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change
“Rather, Leonardo's narcissism is already haunted by oedipal desires, and his adult oedipal investigations remain disturbed by a lingering narcissism.”
Adjective
Too long
Adjective
Being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
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Slow to act
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In excess of what is required or used
Adjective
Slight or subtle, but nagging or persistent
Adjective
Very difficult or impossible to forget
Noun
The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
Noun
The act of retarding or delaying
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Verb
Present participle for to stay in a place, typically for longer than necessary
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“As one magical day follows another, the sun seems to linger longer over the yardarm.”
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Present participle for to be slow to disappear, complete or die
“We see these types of trials linger on for years as a method to win the case.”
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Present participle for to be slow to act
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“Do not linger in completing your exfoliation, as leaving any product on your skin too long can cause dryness and itching.”
Verb
Present participle for to walk around in a given place
“Many fans would just linger around in the stadium for hours long after Elvis had left the building.”
Verb
Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
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Smouldering or smoldering
Verb
Present participle for to remain in the air or on the surface of a liquid
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Present participle for linger
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Present participle for walk in a leisurely way
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Verb
Present participle for to briefly stop or interrupt an action
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