Cunctatory

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cunctatory inclined to delay
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—cunctāri, to delay.

Usage

In literature:

Sigurd was cautious, prudentially cunctatory, though heartily friendly in his counsel to Olaf as to the King question.
"Early Kings of Norway" by Thomas Carlyle
Has not Daun good reason now to be proud of the cunctatory method?
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
Daun arrives in Waldenburg, May 9th; and to show that he is not cunctatory, steps out within a week after.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich is not to be Overwhelmed: The Seven-Years War Gradually Ends--25th April, 1760-15th February, 1763." by Thomas Carlyle
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