dilatory

  • 81remiss — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lax, slack, neglectful, dilatory. See neglect. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. negligent, neglectful, derelict, lax, slack, inattentive, careless, indifferent, unmindful, forgetful, uninterested,… …

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  • 82slow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. time consuming; dull witted, dense (sl.); tardy, sluggish; slack, leisurely; tedious, boring. See slowness, ignorance, lateness, weariness.Ant., fast, quick witted, bright. v. slacken, moderate,… …

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  • 83tardy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. overdue, late, behind time; slow, slack, dilatory, sluggish. See lateness, latency. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. overdue, too late, behindhand; see late 1 , slow 2 , 3 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 84Lateness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Lateness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,132,} lateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 tardiness tardiness &c.(slowness) 275 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 delay delay delation Sgm: N 2 cunctation …

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  • 85Slowness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Slowness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 slowness slowness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 languor languor &c.(inactivity) 683 Sgm: N 1 drawl drawl Sgm: N 1 creeping creeping &c. >V. lentor …

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  • 86Inactivity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inactivity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inactivity inactivity Sgm: N 1 inaction inaction &c. 681 Sgm: N 1 inertness inertness &c. 172 Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy &c. 606 GRP: N 2 …

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  • 87defer — English has two distinct verbs defer. The one meaning ‘delay’ [14] is ultimately the same words as differ. It comes via Old French differer from Latin differre ‘carry apart, delay’, a compound verb formed from the prefix dis ‘apart’ and ferre… …

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  • 88remiss — a. 1. Slack, dilatory, slow, backward, behindhand, tardy, lax, languid. 2. Inattentive, negligent, careless, thoughtless, heedless, neglectful, lax, slothful, slack, slow, dilatory …

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  • 89slow — [adj1] unhurried, lazy apathetic, crawling, creeping, dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, disinclined, dreamy, drowsy, easy, gradual, heavy, idle, imperceptible, inactive, indolent, inert, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, leaden, leisurely …

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  • 90defer — English has two distinct verbs defer. The one meaning ‘delay’ [14] is ultimately the same words as differ. It comes via Old French differer from Latin differre ‘carry apart, delay’, a compound verb formed from the prefix dis ‘apart’ and ferre… …

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  • 91Arctopitheus ai — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 92aswail — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 93Australian sloth — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 94Behindhand — Be*hind hand , adv. & a. [Behind + hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds. [1913 Webster] 2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate,… …

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  • 95Bradypus tridactylus — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 96C Hoffmanni — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 97Cholopus didactylus — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 98Cunctative — Cunc ta*tive (k?nk t? t?v), a. Slow; tardy; dilatory; causing delay. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 99Dilate — Di*late (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilating}.] [L. dilatare; either fr. di = dis + latus wide, not the same word as latus, used as p. p. of ferre to bear (see {Latitude}); or fr. dilatus, used as p. p. of differre… …

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  • 100Dilated — Dilate Di*late (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilating}.] [L. dilatare; either fr. di = dis + latus wide, not the same word as latus, used as p. p. of ferre to bear (see {Latitude}); or fr. dilatus, used as p. p. of… …

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