Synonyms of linger in English:

linger


See definition of linger

verb

1‘the crowd lingered for a long time, until it was almost dark’

SYNONYMS

wait around, stay, remain, stay put, wait

loiter, dawdle, dally, take one's time, lag behind, straggle, dither, potter about, potter around, potter round, pause

procrastinate, stall, delay

informal dilly-dally, stick around, hang around, hang round, hang on, hang back

literary, archaic tarry

ANTONYMS

leave

2‘the infection can linger for many years’

SYNONYMS

persist, continue, remain, stay

be protracted, endure, carry on, last, keep on, keep up, hold

survive, abide

informal hang around, hang round

ANTONYMS

vanish, disappear