Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Given to or tending to cause delay; tardy; slow.

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Usage examples "dilatory":

  1. In no other way can his dilatory proceedings be accounted for. - "The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77", Samuel Adams Drake.
  2. I may perceiue These Cardinals trifle with me: I abhorre This dilatory sloth, and trickes of Rome. - "Henry-VIII", Shakespeare, William.
  3. Yet it is an incontrovertible fact that dilatory tactics were seriously suggested as a policy at the Conference. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.