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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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dilatory

(adjective) Tending or inclined to delay or waste time.

Synonyms: laggard, poky

Usage: Frank, dilatory in all his proceedings, was the last of the dramatic company who left the precincts of the stage.
coag
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 11:11:43 AM

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I didn't know the word "dilatory" but I knew the words "dilatation" and "dilettante". When I saw "dilatory", I thought that the three words might be etymologically related. But, no-- I checked the Online Etymology Dictionary-- the words are not etymologically related.

dilatory: dis- "away from" (see dis-) + ferre "to bear, carry,"
dilatation: Latin dilatare "make wider, enlarge," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + lātus "broad, wide, widespread, extended" (see latitude)
dilettante: Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious).
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 1:37:30 PM

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dilatory
- slow, delaying, lingering, backward, sluggish, dallying, laggard
- time-wasting, putting off, snail-like, slow-paced
On the other side:(fast)
- sharp, prompt, on-the-ball, punctual
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 1:44:14 PM

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- The president's militance keep putting off the Bill's hulling by assigning as many dilatory pleas as they can.
- The Judge General has determined that no more dilatory actions would be able to be taken by any parts until the entire content of the gigantic backlog of pleas, generated by the opposition could be seen by the whole collegiate. It would take some months to be finished, however, will put some order and velocity into this process.
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