Decision making is slow, acquisition processes are dilatory, and maintenance of the equipment bought is poor.
His dilatory action seemed to increase the young woman's panic.
He had been dilatory but now he intended to get down to business.
The want of proper arrangement and sufficient hands made this a most dilatory and tedious operation.
I had received more than a dilatory donkey on the road to the fair!
He had never been quite satisfied with Lincoln, whose policy seemed to him too dilatory.
They were as slow and dilatory as the others were eager and persistent.
The King wished to regain Paris by negotiation; all his movements were dilatory.
Spring is the most dilatory and provoking of all the seasons at Halifax.
He was temporizing, making, with unconscious prudence, a dilatory opposition to an impending catastrophe.