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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.
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Noun1.cunctator - someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
delayer - a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late
References in classic literature ?
Believe me in war the energy of young men often shows the way better than all the experience of old Cunctators.
97] In fact, in the weeks before Bicocca, Colonna had played the role of Fabius Cunctator against the hotheaded Lautrec.
the opponent of Hannibal, was called Cunctator [Lat.