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wait

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wait

  1. an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <there was a long wait for the manager to come and help us> Synonyms detainment, detention, holdback, holding pattern, holdup, delayRelated Words deferment, deferral, postponement; reprieve, respite; foot-dragging, hesitation, lag, pause, setback, slowdownNear Antonyms haste, rush; dispatch, promptitude, promptness




wait

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wait

  1. to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something <please wait here, and we'll seat you shortly> Synonyms await, bide, hold on, stay Related Words hang around, linger, remain, stick around, tarry; stand by; anticipate, expect, watch (for) Phrases bide one's time, cool one's heels, hold one's breath, sit tight





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