What does dilatory mean?

Definitions for dilatory
ˈdɪl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr idila·to·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dilatory.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey(adj)

    wasting time

Wiktionary

  1. dilatory(Adjective)

    Intentionally delaying (someone or something), intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision.

    a dilatory strategy

  2. dilatory(Adjective)

    Slow or tardy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilatory(adj)

    inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant

  2. Dilatory(adj)

    marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilatory

    dil′a-tor-i, adj. slow: given to procrastination: loitering: tending to delay.—adv. Dil′atorily.—n. Dil′atoriness. [L. dilatorius, extending or putting off (time). See Dilate.]

Anagrams for dilatory »

  1. idolatry

  2. adroitly

How to pronounce dilatory?

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How to say dilatory in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for dilatory

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  • متلكئArabic
  • бавен, отлагащ, муденBulgarian
  • zögernd, dilatorisch, aufschiebend, langsam, verspätetGerman
  • dilatorioSpanish
  • leadránachIrish
  • deireannachScottish Gaelic
  • 遅れがちなJapanese
  • tume, māngaingai, hāmure, autōMāori
  • выжидательный, оттягивающий, откладывающий, нерасторопный, медлительныйRussian
  • förhalande, slöSwedish
  • జాగుచేసే, దీర్ఘసూత్రతTelugu
  • üşengeç, ağırdan alan, erteleyici, yavaş, oyalayıcı, geciktiriciTurkish
  • chậm chạpVietnamese

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