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lag

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lag


lag

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lag

  1. 1 to lose bodily strength or vigor during the fourth quarter the whole team seemed to lag Synonyms of lag decay, droop, emaciate, fade, fail, flag, go, weaken, languish, sag, sink, waste (away), wilt, witherWords Related to lag break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms of lag convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gain

  2. 2 to move or act slowly the tired puppy was lagging behind the rest of the pack Synonyms of lag crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, delay, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarryWords Related to lag fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporizeNear Antonyms of lag bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtakeAntonyms of lag barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip

Synonym Discussion of lag

delay, procrastinate, lag, loiter, dawdle, dally mean to move or act slowly so as to fall behind. delay usually implies a putting off of something (such as a beginning or departure).
    • we cannot delay any longer
procrastinate implies blameworthy delay especially through laziness or apathy.
    • procrastinates about making decisions
lag implies failure to maintain a speed set by others.
    • lagging behind in technology
loiter and dawdle imply delay while in progress, especially in walking, but dawdle more clearly suggests an aimless wasting of time.
    • loitered at several store windows
    • children dawdling on their way home from school
dally suggests delay through trifling or vacillation when promptness is necessary.
    • stop dallying and get to work

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