dilatoriness


adjective

  1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy.
  2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy.

adjective

  1. tending or inclined to delay or waste time
  2. intended or designed to waste time or defer action
adj.

late 15c., from Late Latin dilatorius, from dilator “procrastinator,” from dilatus, serving as past participle of differe “delay” (see defer).

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