dilatory


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proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired

Synonyms for dilatory

wasting time

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Frank, dilatory in all his proceedings, was the last of the dramatic company who left the precincts of the stage.
Flack's intentions, and might have bought the plot before building commenced: but he was apathetic and dilatory.
I've got a complaint that makes me a little dilatory.
The leader of the emigrants cast his eyes, understandingly, about him, and examined the place with the keenness of one competent to judge of so nice a question, though in that dilatory and heavy manner, which rarely permitted him to betray precipitation.
Oh, these bleak winds and bitter northern skies, and impassable roads, and dilatory country surgeons
It is inconceivable to us of to-day--the bungling, dilatory processes of justice a generation ago.
The Indian justice system is truly appalling in its dilatory approach and Bangladesh little better; Pakistan is not quite as bad as either but has nothing to be proud of.
Haiti can no longer afford to be the hostage of dilatory tactics and other ploys.
She said the dilatory tactics employed by those accused in the murder cases have been checked.
Besides, Haider Lehri also used dilatory tactics to identify posts on which elections were to be held as well as nomination forms as required by the constitution.
In order to make a determination that someone has waived his or her right to a lawyer through conduct, the court must first find that the defendant engaged in dilatory and abusive behavior, was sufficiently warned not to continue such conduct, understood the risks of proceeding without counsel and ignored the court's warnings and continued with the conduct, the judge said.
Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) has expressed disenchantment over dilatory attitude shown by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to resolve IRIS system issues.
Will he be wandering the town throughout next winter due to the dilatory and disjointed priorities the Caerphilly council and others give to this parochial issue, and, is the extract and symbol of Welsh greatness and patriotism demonstrated in the words engraved on the Welsh Dragon under which Carl sleeps true at all?
For France, the position expressed by the Syrian regime is a dilatory manoeuvre," he added, noting that the document does not address the objective set out by the international community, "which is that of a transition" in Syria.