as in to droop
to be limp from lack of water or vigor the heads of the flowers lolled on their stems in the blistering heat

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How does the verb loll differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of loll are idle, laze, loaf, and lounge. While all these words mean "to spend time doing nothing," loll also carries an implication of a posture similar to that of lounge, but places greater stress upon an indolent or relaxed attitude.

lolling on the couch

When might idle be a better fit than loll?

While in some cases nearly identical to loll, idle may be used in reference to persons that move lazily or without purpose.

idled the day away

When could laze be used to replace loll?

While the synonyms laze and loll are close in meaning, laze usually implies the relaxation of a busy person enjoying a vacation or moments of leisure.

lazed about between appointments

When is loaf a more appropriate choice than loll?

The synonyms loaf and loll are sometimes interchangeable, but loaf suggests either resting or wandering about as though there were nothing to do.

she does her work and then loafs the rest of the day

When can lounge be used instead of loll?

The meanings of lounge and loll largely overlap; however, lounge, though occasionally used as equal to idle or loaf, typically conveys an additional implication of resting or reclining against a support or of physical comfort and ease in relaxation.

he lounged against the wall


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“Loll.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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