dilatory
[ dil-uh-tawr-ee ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 15th century; Latin from late Latin dilatorius ‘delaying’, from Latin dilator ‘delayer’, from dilat- ‘deferred’, from the verb differre
Synonyms
  • dallying
  • late
  • lazy
Antonyms
  • diligent
  • enthusiastic
Definition
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
Example
Her failing grades could probably be explained by observing her dilatory lifestyle.
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