What does the word dilatory mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Dilatorily.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Dilatoriness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

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

Usage examples for dilatory

  1. In no other way can his dilatory proceedings be accounted for. – The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 by Samuel Adams Drake
  2. I may perceiue These Cardinals trifle with me: I abhorre This dilatory sloth, and trickes of Rome. – Henry-VIII by 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 by Emile Joseph Dillon