cunctatory

delaying; procrastinating

Indeed, for several weeks the time rushed by, and it was really only in the final month, when freedom grew palpably close, that every minute took on a crabwise, cunctatory manner, came near to stalling altogether.


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  • cunctatory — cunctāˈtious, cuncˈtative or cuncˈtatory adjective Inclined to delay or procrastinate • • • Main Entry: ↑cunctator …   Useful english dictionary

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  • derelict — adj 1. abandoned, forsaken, deserted, neglected; relinquished, given up, left behind, Naut. (of a ship) a hull; discarded, rejected, cast off or away or aside; shunned, scorned, outcast, forlorn; bereft, adrift, alone, solitary, lonely, desolate; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hesitant — adj 1. pausing, halting, stopping, hesitating, hesitative; waiting, delaying, stalling, dragging, lagging, dallying; tardy, dilatory, deferring, postponing, procrastinating, procrastinative, cunctating, cunc tatious, cunctatory. 2. undecided,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • late — adj 1. tardy, behind, behind time or schedule, not on time, unpunctual; overdue, past due; slow, pro crastinative, procrastinatory, dilatory, delaying, cunc tation, cunctatory, Rare. cunctative. 2. prolonged, protracted, extended, drawn out,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • neglectful — adj 1. disregardful, disregarding, disregardant, inattentive, careless, heedless, unheeding; unobservant, unwatchful, inadvertent, unguarded; thoughtless, unthinking, unmindful, forgetful, oblivious, unaware; improvident, imprudent, injudicious;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • remiss — adj 1. negligent, delinquent, derelict, Inf. asleep at the wheel or at the switch or on the job; indolent, lazy, slothful, laggard, shiftless, do nothing, faineant; slack, loose, lax, sloppy, slipshod, hasty, cursory, perfunctory; dilatory,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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