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Word: dilatory

Definition: delaying; tending to delay

Sentences Containing 'dilatory'

Although a good writer on scientific topics, he was deemed a poor chief editor of the "Britannica", being "slow and dilatory and not well qualified".
His family knew him to be, on all common occasions, a most negligent and dilatory correspondent; but at such a time they had hoped for exertion.
His letter was soon dispatched; for, though dilatory in undertaking business, he was quick in its execution.

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