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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
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Example sentences from the Web for dilatory
Decision making is slow, acquisition processes are dilatory, and maintenance of the equipment bought is poor.
The tedious, dilatory time and money-wasting “come later on” procedure of times gone by no longer obtains.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But the policy of Austria was, at that time, strangely dilatory and irresolute.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Greek Government, British retaliation which was all but bankrupt, was dilatory in settling these claims.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
An early dinner was eaten, and the dishes washed with an alacrity in agreeable contrast to the dilatory methods of the morning.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
He felt like explaining to them that he had not just arrived, and that he really was not so foolish or so dilatory as he looked.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes