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as in couch
a long upholstered piece of furniture designed for several sitters the kids were stretched out on the lounge watching TV

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verb

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How does the verb lounge differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of lounge are idle, laze, loaf, and loll. While all these words mean "to spend time doing nothing," 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

When would idle be a good substitute for lounge?

The meanings of idle and lounge largely overlap; however, 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 lounge?

While the synonyms laze and lounge 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 it sensible to use loaf instead of lounge?

In some situations, the words loaf and lounge are roughly equivalent. However, 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

In what contexts can loll take the place of lounge?

The words loll and lounge can be used in similar contexts, but 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

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“Lounge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lounge. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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