Definition of Dilatoriness

1. Noun. Slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it.

Exact synonyms: Procrastination
Generic synonyms: Deliberateness, Deliberation, Slowness, Unhurriedness
Derivative terms: Procrastinate



Definition of Dilatoriness

1. n. The quality of being dilatory; lateness; slowness; tardiness; sluggishness.

Definition of Dilatoriness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being dilatory. ¹

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Definition of Dilatoriness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilatoriness

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dilator iridis
dilator muscle
dilator muscle of ileocaecal sphincter
dilator muscle of pylorus
dilator of pupil
dilator pupillae muscle
dilator tubae
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dilatoriness (current term)
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dilection

Literary usage of Dilatoriness

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1. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"dilatoriness of the French. IT seems almost incredible to us, who have come to look upon marvel after marvel of science and invention as a matter of course, ..."

2. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... of—Diminution of Maurice's popularity—Quarrel between the pope and the Venetian republic —Surprise of Sluis by Du Terrail—dilatoriness of the Republic's ..."

3. The History of the Civil War in America by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1866)
"(From June 22 to September 22, 1862.) GENERAL POPE'S PROCLAMATION.—GENERAL HALLECK COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.—dilatoriness or GENERAL MCCI.ELLAN. ..."

4. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"... as a deterrent against dilatoriness.4 1 The fine inflict«! on the accuser, if ho failed to obtain J of the votes, amounted in public cases to 1000 dr. ..."

5. The Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson ... Captain by Thomas Hutchinson, Peter Orlando Hutchinson (1884)
"... and any dilatoriness in the Home Government, the servants of the Crown were likely to fall between two stools, and get no salaries at all. ..."

6. Johnsoniana: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson by Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Thomas Percy, Thomas Campbell, Fanny Burney (1884)
"This facility of writing, and this dilatoriness ever to write, Mr. Johnson always retained, from the days that he lay a bed and dictated his first ..."

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