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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.
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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."
Lukasz Neubauer categorizes and explicates some examples of Tolkien's philological jests relating to place names (toponyms) and character names (anthroponyms and zoonyms) in "Plain Ignorance in the Vulgar Form: Tolkien's Onomastic Humour in Farmer Giles of Ham." "Pseudo-classical reframing" finds humor in the contrast of faux-formal names with down-to-earth characters like Aegidius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo; "Replication of reality" similarly uses such names to comment on character, as in the name of the blacksmith, Fabricius Cunctator, with its implications of delay and falsification.
Quintus Fabius Maximus (nicknamed "Cunctator," or "Lingerer") saved Rome from Hannibal's invasion because he protracted the campaign, avoiding decisive engagements with Hannibal's army.
Fabius Maximus Cunctator and the Claudii, who advocated remaining in Rome.
For example, in Silius Italicus' Punica, Fabius Cunctator is descended from Hercules (2.3; 6.627ff.); Regulus is of Hectorea gens (2.342-3); Pedianus is descended from the mythic Antenor and is so addressed as Antenoride (12.258); Phillipus has an eminent lineage claiming Achilles as his ancestor (15.292); and ultimately the conclusion of the Punic war is an affirmation that Scipio Africanus is the child of Jupiter (proles Tarpei Tonantis, 17.654).
During the second Punic war the famous general Quintus Fabius Maximus became known as Quintus Fabius Cunctator (the Delayer) as he avoided contact with the enemy until he judged that circumstances were totally in his favour.
19, 3) (54)-; y dos en la Segunda -las de QUINTO FABIO MAXIMO "CUNCTATOR" (junio de 217 a.c.), designacion que ante la ausencia del consul, fue hecha, por primera vez y en contravia de la tradicion republicana, por los Comicios (LIV.
19, 3) (54)--; y dos en la Segunda--las de QUINTO FABIO MAXIMO "CUNCTATOR" (junio de 217 a.c.), designacion que ante la ausencia del consul, fue hecha, por primera vez y en contravia de la tradicion republicana, por los Comicios (LIV.