indugiare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *indūtiāre, derived from Latin indūtiae (truce; pause).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in.duˈd͡ʒa.re/, [in̪d̪uˈd͡ʒäːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: indugiàre
  • Hyphenation: in‧du‧gia‧re

Verb[edit]

indugiare

  1. (transitive, literary) to delay, postpone
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback, in Italian), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto IV, lines 130–132, page 61:
      Prima convien che tanto il ciel m'aggiri ¶ di fuor da essa, quanto fece in vita, ¶ per ch'io indugiai al fine i buon sospiri
      First heaven must needs so long revolve me round outside thereof, as in my life it did, since the good sighs I to the end postponed
    Synonyms: differire (uncommon), posporre, procrastinare, prorogare, rimandare, rinviare, ritardare, spostare
    Antonym: anticipare
  2. (intransitive) to loiter, linger
    Synonyms: tentennare, tergiversare, titubare
    Antonym: risolversi
  3. (transitive, archaic) to hold (back)
    Synonym: trattenere

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