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Synonyms for dilatoriness

slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it

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28) Some streetmasters probably had an unenviable task: the one for the marketstead frequently amerced for failing to maintain the cleanliness of le beast markett, le markettsted, and le backlane, probably because of the sheer difficulty of ensuring its cleanliness as much as his own dilatoriness.
My own dealings with the legal profession have given insight into a word for which words such as ignorance, dilatoriness and incompetence spring to mind, but such adjectives are not a bar to conferring prestige, which translates into financial reward.
These competitors arose mainly due to Russia's own dilatoriness in negotiating and then building this pipeline (Forbes, Oct.
54) While these debates have rambled on, millions of men, women and children have paid the price for the dilatoriness of the world in addressing their plight and acting to stop the annihilation of their hopes for a decent existence.
Several reasons for the dilatoriness exist, including differences in language, culture, business models, and legal systems.
This dilatoriness has fostered a curious underground celebrity that has percolated for years, longer even than it takes this veteran figure not to bring a work to completion.
A fascinating contribution to this outstanding book, which is so richly illustrated, comes from Catherine Arbuthnot, who does not shrink from describing "Athenian" Stuart's dilatoriness and lack of method.
The fall behind and dilatoriness of vocational education make engineering technicians and technique workers who are on-the-job near the machine seriously missing, ultimately lead to economic comedown in England.
2) Jardiel cited the sudden illness of his daughter, Evangelina, his own financial worries, and the in-fighting between the leading actress, Milagros Leal, and the cupletista turned actress, Luisita Esteso, that led to his dilatoriness in finishing the work and Tirso Escudero's final refusal of the play (OC, I, 553-64).
If this was impossible, and "the same dilatoriness continues," Forbes was to place the entire matter into the hands of Claudius Rondeau, who would conclude the treaty "if the moscovites are sincere in the good dispositions they profess.
Many of his critics at the time were Americans--politicians, soldiers, journalists-who had begun to publish a slew of books even before victory was won and continued afterward to pick holes in Churchill's conduct of the war, from his dilatoriness over the invasion of France to his failure to hold back Stalin's incursion into Central Europe.
67) And the fact that the ADA claim was not raised until the Schindlers' amended complaint (albeit one filed only a day after the original complaint) must have added to the sense of dilatoriness.
In response to the legislature's budgetary dilatoriness, Rochester's Jim Lawrence pointed out, his paper and at least two other New York newspapers withheld endorsements of legislative candidates before the previous statewide election.
Foster's last resistance ended early in 1929 after eleven members of his faction criticized him in the Daily Worker for his dilatoriness on the red union issue.
The latest knife-twist in supporters' innards concerns dilatoriness rather than wage demands.