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On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dilatory, such as: backward, behindhand, dallying, delaying, deliberate, and laggard.

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How to use dilatory in a sentence

  • The Greek Government, British retaliation which was all but bankrupt, was dilatory in settling these claims.

  • An early dinner was eaten, and the dishes washed with an alacrity in agreeable contrast to the dilatory methods of the morning.

    Peggy Raymond's Vacation | Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
  • He felt like explaining to them that he had not just arrived, and that he really was not so foolish or so dilatory as he looked.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes

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