Looming vs Lingering - What's the difference?

looming | lingering |


As verbs the difference between looming and lingering

is that looming is while lingering is .

As nouns the difference between looming and lingering

is that looming is the condition of something that looms or towers while lingering is an act of lingering or waiting.

looming

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The condition of something that looms or towers.
  • * (Thomas Carlyle)
  • But if no world exist in the man; if nothing but continents of empty vapour, of greedy self-conceits, commonplace hearsays, and indistinct loomings of a sordid chaos exist in him,

    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.