dilatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Intended to delay.
    • Tending to postpone or hesitate: dilatory inside the work habits. See Synonyms at slow.
    • Intentionally delaying (some body or something), intended to trigger delay, gain time, or defer decision.
    • sluggish or tardy.
    • Inclined to defer or put off exactly what should really be done at once; because of the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering.
    • Marked by procrastination or wait; tardy; sluggish; slow; -- said of actions or steps.
    • wasting time
    • meant to postpone.
    • looking after postpone or delay: dilatory in his work practices. See Synonyms at slow.
    • Intentionally delaying (some one or something like that), intended to trigger wait, gain time, or defer decision.
    • Slow or tardy.
    • Inclined to defer or defer just what ought to be done at a time; because of the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering.
    • Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; slow; -- said of activities or measures.
    • spending time
  • others:
    • Marked by or directed at procrastination or delay; slow; tardy; maybe not prompt: as, dilatory steps; a dilatory messenger.
    • Intended to produce wait, or to get some time defer decision: as, a dilatory motion.
    • Marked by or fond of procrastination or wait; sluggish; tardy; not prompt: as, dilatory steps; a dilatory messenger.
    • Intended to produce wait, or to gain some time defer choice: as, a dilatory motion.
  • noun:
    • in-law, a plea or any other proceeding in a suit which can be meant to hesitate the match without reference to its merits.
    • in-law, a plea or other proceeding in a suit which can be intended to delay the suit without reference to its merits.

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