Definition of dilatory:
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.
- "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
- "Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings", Annie Hamilton Donnell.
- "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.