Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tarry

2 senses of tarry

Sense 1
loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around -- (be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
tarry, linger -- (leave slowly and hesitantly)
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Antonyms of adj tarry

1 sense of tarry

Sense 1
pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry -- (having the characteristics of pitch or tar)

INDIRECT (VIA adhesive) -> nonadhesive -- (not tending to adhere)

Similarity of adj tarry

1 sense of tarry

Sense 1
pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry -- (having the characteristics of pitch or tar)
       => adhesive (vs. nonadhesive) -- (tending to adhere)

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