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Definition of dilatory:

  1. Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant.
  2. Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; - said of actions or measures.


one-horse, drowsy, dull, delaying, gradual, tardy, lingering, poky, jerkwater, moderate, pokey, slack, fabian, cautious, slow, inactive, slow-going, laggard, slow-footed, unpunctual, sluggish, slow as molasses in January, dawdling, fast, inert, lazy, procrastinating, deliberate, slow-paced, late.

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