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English definition of “dilatory”


adjective     /ˈdɪl.ə.tər.i/ US  /-tɔːr.i/ formal
slow and likely to cause delay : dilatory behaviour / tactics British institutions have been dilatory in cutt ing credit card charges .Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of dilatory adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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