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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Slow in doing something. Having a tendency to be late.

Usage examples (35)
  • Lose this day loitering, 'twill be the same story Tomorrow, and the rest more dilatory; Thus, indecision brings its own delays And days are lost lamenting over days, Are...
  • Adjective : a dilatory strategy
  • The Senate, by precedent, has ruled such quorum calls dilatory, after cloture.
  • Democrats accused them of using "dilatory" tactics, but the Bushmen plodded on. for more
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