cunctatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cunctor (delay, impede).

Adjective[edit]

cunctatory

  1. delaying; procrastinating
    • 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books (1988), page 252
      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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