cunctation


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cunc·ta·tion

 (kŭngk-tā′shən)
n.
Procrastination; delay.

[Latin cūnctātiō, cūnctātiōn-, from cūnctātus, past participle of cūnctārī, to delay; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

cunc′ta′tive (kŭngk′tā′tĭv, -tə-tĭv) adj.
cunc′ta′tor n.

cunctation

(kʌŋkˈteɪʃən)
n
rare delay
[C16: from Latin cunctātiō a hesitation, from cunctārī to delay]
cunctative adj
cuncˈtator n

cunc•ta•tion

(kʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
delay; tardiness.
[1575–85; < Latin 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.

cunctation

the practice or habit of delay or tardiness; procrastination. — cunctator, n.cunctatious, cunctatory, adj.
See also: Time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cunctation - the act of procrastinatingcunctation - the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Translations
kunktatorstwozwłoka