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Definition of "dilatoriness" [dil•a•to•ri•ness]

  • The state or quality of being dilatory. (noun)

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Use "dilatoriness" in a sentence
  • "It is thus that provincial dilatoriness, which is so freely ridiculed in Paris, is full of treachery, secret stabs, hidden victories and defeats."
  • "That habit of dilatoriness, which is too often attendant upon genius, and which is for ever making it, like the pistol in the scene just quoted, "shoot a bar too late," was, through life, remarkable in the character of Mr. Sheridan, -- and we have here an early instance of its influence over him."
  • "The winter, however, was spent cheerfully; and although the spring was uncommonly late, when it came, its beauty compensated for its dilatoriness."