foot dragging

foot dragging
Synonyms and related words:
Micawberish, ambling, antipathy, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, averseness, aversion, backward, backwardness, blockage, blocking, cautious, cautiousness, check, circumspect, circumspection, claudicant, clogging, closing up, closure, constriction, cramp, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, cursoriness, dallying, delay, delaying, deliberate, deliberateness, deliberation, detainment, detention, dilatory, dillydallying, disagreement, disinclination, disobedience, disrelish, dissent, distaste, drawl, easy, easygoing, faltering, fixation, flagging, fractiousness, gentle, gradual, grudging consent, grudgingness, halting, hampering, hindering, hindrance, hobbled, hobbling, holdback, holdup, idle, idleness, impediment, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, indolence, indolent, inertia, inertness, inhibition, interference, interruption, intractableness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, languid, languor, languorous, lax, laziness, lazy, leisureliness, leisurely, lentitude, lentor, let, limping, lingering, loitering, lumbering, moderate, mutinousness, negativism, nolition, nuisance value, obstinacy, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, perfunctoriness, pokiness, poking, poky, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, refractoriness, refusal, relaxed, reluctance, reluctant, remiss, renitence, renitency, repression, repugnance, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, sauntering, setback, shuffling, slack, slackness, sloth, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, slowness, sluggardy, sluggish, sluggishness, snail-paced, snaillike, squeeze, staggering, stranglehold, stricture, strolling, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, suppression, tentative, tentativeness, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unenthusiasm, unhurried, unwillingness, waddling

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • foot-dragging — [foot′drag΄iŋ] n. deliberate slowness or delay; stalling …   English World dictionary

  • foot-dragging — foot .dragging n [U] when someone is deliberately being slow to do something →drag your feet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foot-dragging — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Foot dragging is the action of deliberately slowing down a plan or process. Their bargaining position with America was weakened by their foot dragging over the Gulf... He accused the company of shameful foot dragging …   English dictionary

  • foot-dragging — foot′ drag ging or foot′drag ging n. cvb reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • foot-dragging — /foot drag ing/, n. reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly. Also, footdragging. [1945 50; from the v. phrase drag one s feet] * * * …   Universalium

  • foot-dragging — /foot drag ing/, n. reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly. Also, footdragging. [1945 50; from the v. phrase drag one s feet] …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot-dragging — noun Date: 1952 failure to act with the necessary promptness or vigor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foot-dragging — noun The deliberate delaying of obligatory action …   Wiktionary

  • foot dragging — intentional stalling or delaying, act of intentionally moving or working slowly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foot-dragger — See foot dragging. * * * …   Universalium

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