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
archaic, literary 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