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English definition of “lingering”

lingering

adjective [before noun]     /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ɪŋ/ US  /-ɡɚ.ɪŋ/
lasting a long time: She gave him a long, lingering kiss. She says she stopped seeing him, but I still have lingering doubts. The defeat ends any lingering hopes she might have had of winning the championship.Lasting for a long time lingeringly     /-li/ adverb Slow and moving slowly
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