Friday, August 27, 1999
dilatory adjective [DIL-uh-tor-ee] Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
Definitions for dilatory
- Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
- Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures.
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Citations for dilatory
I am inclined to be dilatory, and if I had not enjoyed extraordinary luck in life and love I might have been living with my mother at that very moment, doing nothing.
And what is a slumlord? He is not a man who own expensive property in fashionable neighborhoods, but one who owns only rundown property in the slums, where the rents are lowest and the where the payment is most dilatory, erratic and undependable.