Definition of dillydallying:
Synonyms for dillydallying:
irresolute (part of speech: adjective)
While you was dillydallying out in the front room, that night, wondering whether you'd have hysterics, or faint, or what all, I dug deep in that biggest trunk of yourn, and fished up one of your party dresses- white satin, it is, with embroid'ry all up 'n' down the front, and slimpsy lace; it's kinda low- 'n'- behold- one of them-" " My white satin- why, Mrs. Hawley!- "Lonesome Land", B. M. Bower.
The House- five hundred turbulent broncos, each neighing for his own bin; the Senate- four score portentous clubmen, adjusting the conservative shirt- front of dignity and moderation over the license of privilege and " the interests"; the Executive- dillydallying between nonentity and the Big Stick; the Supreme Court- a handful of citizens and participators in our common human nature, magically transmuted into omniscient and omnipotent gods by certificates of appointment!- "The Subterranean Brotherhood", Julian Hawthorne.
Mr. Secretary swears they will not stir till the signal be given, and that it never will; but such sort of fellows are like enough to mistake the sign, and the stress may come through their dillydallying to make all sure as they say, and then, if there be any mischance, I shall be the one to bear the blame.- "Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland", Charlotte M. Yonge.