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dilatory

dil·a·to·ry

dilatory

 
 
pronunciation:
dI l to ri
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to delay; slow.
He was dilatory in responding to the letter.
antonyms:
fast, prompt, quick, speedy
similar words:
lazy, slack, slow, tardy
definition 2: used to cause a delay.
Dilatory measures were used to postpone reforms.
derivations: dilatorily (adv.), dilatoriness (n.)