Origin of dilatory
OTHER WORDS FROM dilatorydil·a·to·ri·ly, adverbdil·a·to·ri·ness, nounun·dil·a·to·ri·ly, adverbun·dil·a·to·ry, adjective
How to use dilatory in a sentence
The usual dilatoriness of Austria gave time for Vendme to take the initiative.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
One of the causes of this dilatoriness was that neither side really desired peace.
When Congress will rise no mortal can tell—not from the quantity but dilatoriness of business.
But now his person was no longer in danger; and his natural inefficiency and dilatoriness returned.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott
The affair was dallied with, and inefficiency and dilatoriness prevailed everywhere.