Cunctation
Cunctation Cunc*ta"tion (k?nk-t?"sh?n), n. [L. cunctatio, fr. cunctari, p. p. cunctatus, to delay.] Delay; procrastination. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cunctation — Cunctation, lat., Zögerung, Zaudern; Cunctator, Zauderer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cunctation — index deferment, delay, filibuster Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cunctation — [kuŋk tā′shən] n. [L cunctatio < cunctari, to hesitate, linger < IE base * k̑ouk , *k̑enk : see HANG] Rare a delaying or delay cunctative [kuŋk′tāt΄iv, kuŋk′tə tiv] adj …   English World dictionary

  • cunctation — noun Etymology: Latin cunctation , cunctatio, from cunctari to hesitate; akin to Sanskrit śaṅkate he wavers, Old English hangian to hang Date: 1585 delay • cunctative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cunctation — cunctatious, cunctatory /kungk teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, cunctative /kungk teuh tiv/, adj. /kungk tay sheuhn/, n. delay; tardiness. [1575 85; < L cunctation (s. of cunctatio) delay, equiv. to cunctat(us) (ptp. of cunctari to delay) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • cunctation — n. delay, procrastination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cunctation — cunc·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • cunctation — cunc•ta•tion [[t]kʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. delay; tardiness • Etymology: 1575–85; < L cunctātiō=cunctā(rī) to delay + tiō tion cunc•ta′tious, cunc′ta•to ry təˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i cunc′ta•tive tɪv adj. cunc•ta′tor, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cunctation — /kʌŋˈteɪʃən/ (say kung tayshuhn) noun delay. {Latin cunctātio, from cunctārī delay} –cunctative /ˈkʌŋtətɪv/ (say kungtuhtiv), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • cunctation —   n. delay.    ♦ cunctator, n. procrastinator …   Dictionary of difficult words

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