Lasting vs Lingering - What's the difference?

lasting | lingering |


As verbs the difference between lasting and lingering

is that lasting is while lingering is .

As nouns the difference between lasting and lingering

is that lasting is continuance; endurance while lingering is an act of lingering or waiting.

As an adjective lasting

is persisting for an extended period of time.

lasting

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Persisting for an extended period of time.
  • After World War One it was hoped that a lasting peace had been achieved. It hadn't.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 29 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992) citation , page= , passage=Though they obviously realized that these episodes were part of something wonderful and important and lasting , the writers and producers couldn’t have imagined that 20 years later “Treehouse Of Horror” wouldn’t just survive; it’d thrive as one of the most talked-about and watched episodes of every season of The Simpsons.}}

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • continuance; endurance
  • (John Locke)
  • A durable woollen material formerly used for women's shoes; everlasting.
  • The act or process of shaping on a last.
  • Anagrams

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    lingering

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of lingering or waiting.
  • * 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
  • But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
  • That which lingers; a remnant.
  • * (Washington Irving)
  • The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.