undilatorily

dilatory

[dil-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy.
2.
intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīlātōrius, equivalent to dīlā-, suppletive stem of differre to postpone (see differ) + -tōrius -tory1

dilatorily, adverb
dilatoriness, noun
undilatorily, adverb
undilatory, adjective
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dilatory (ˈdɪlətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  tending or inclined to delay or waste time
2.  intended or designed to waste time or defer action
 
[C15: from Late Latin dīlātōrius inclined to delay, from differre to postpone; see differ]
 
'dilatorily
 
adv
 
'dilatoriness
 
n

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dilatory
1530s, from L. dilatorius, from dilator "procrastinator," from dilatus, serving as pp. of differe "delay" (see defer).
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