[ kuhngk-tey-shuhn ]
/ kʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən /
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Origin of cunctation
First recorded in 1575–85; from Latin cunctātiōn- (stem of cunctātiō ) “delay,” equivalent to cunctāt(us) (past participle of cunctārī “to delay”) + -iōn- noun suffix; see -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM cunctationcunc·ta·tious, cunc·ta·to·ry [kuhngk-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈkʌŋk təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, cunc·ta·tive [kuhngk-tuh-tiv], /ˈkʌŋk tə tɪv/, adjective
Words nearby cunctation
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Example sentences from the Web for cunctation
Liegnitz itself, was not that (as many opine) a disaster due to cunctation, not of Loudon's?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for cunctation
/ (kʌŋkˈteɪʃən) /
Derived forms of cunctationcunctative (ˈkʌŋktətɪv), adjectivecunctator, noun
Word Origin for cunctation
C16: from Latin cunctātiō a hesitation, from cunctārī to delay
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