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See definition of dilatoriness on Dictionary.com
  • as inbelatedness
  • as inlaziness
  • as inshiftlessness
  • as inslothfulness
  • as insluggardness

synonyms for dilatoriness

  • delay
  • slowness
  • tardiness
  • apathy
  • inertia
  • lethargy
  • negligence
  • sloth
  • weariness
  • dormancy
  • dreaminess
  • drowsiness
  • dullness
  • faineance
  • heaviness
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indolence
  • inertness
  • laxness
  • leisureliness
  • listlessness
  • neglectfulness
  • passivity
  • remissness
  • slackness
  • sleepiness
  • slothfulness
  • slowness
  • sluggishness
  • stolidity
  • tardiness
  • torpidness
  • do-nothingness
  • faineancy
  • lackadaisicalness
  • languidness
  • languorousness
  • leadenness
  • otioseness
  • otiosity
  • supineness
  • torpescence
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How to use dilatoriness in a sentence

The usual dilatoriness of Austria gave time for Vendme to take the initiative.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
One of the causes of this dilatoriness was that neither side really desired peace.
FUNDAMENTAL PEACE IDEAS INCLUDING THE WESTPHALIAN PEACE TREATY (1648) AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS (1919)ARTHUR MAC DONALD
When Congress will rise no mortal can tell—not from the quantity but dilatoriness of business.
THE DOMESTIC LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON COMPILED FROM FAMILY LETTERS AND REMINISCENCESSARAH N. RANDOLPH
But now his person was no longer in danger; and his natural inefficiency and dilatoriness returned.
THE EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA; ITS RISE AND PRESENT POWERJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The affair was dallied with, and inefficiency and dilatoriness prevailed everywhere.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, DECEMBER, 1857VARIOUS
The government authorities at St. Petersburg were in the highest degree dissatisfied with this seeming dilatoriness.
VITUS BERING: THE DISCOVERER OF BERING STRAITPETER LAURIDSEN
Perhaps the dilatoriness of the "artist" who mounted my first specimens had a stimulating effect.
HOME TAXIDERMY FOR PLEASURE AND PROFITALBERT B. FARNHAM
We are exhibiting the same dilatoriness which we exhibited then, and we shall be fortunate if we escape the same consequences.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 348VARIOUS
The dilatoriness of the London publishers has just been mentioned.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME II (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
He owed, however, his safety to nothing but Saavedras indecision and dilatoriness.
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WORDS RELATED TO DILATORINESS

  • delay
  • dilatoriness
  • slowness
  • tardiness
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