dilatory

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Intentionally delaying (someone or something), intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision

a dilatory strategy.

Slow or tardy
tending to cause delay
{a} slow, slothful, idle, backward, long
Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant
Designed to cause delay
intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision, example: a dilatory strategy
Said of a defense or a plea that resists the plaintiff's present right of recovery by interposing some temporary objection, as that the court has no jurisdiction, that the plaintiff lacks capacity to sue See 3 Bl Com 301 A form of plea
Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; said of actions or measures
wasting time inclined to waste time and lag behind
using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy"
{s} negligent; procrastinating, delaying, tardy, lagging
(Adj ) -tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
wasting time
inclined to waste time and lag behind
\DIL-uh-tor-ee\, adjective: 1 Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination 2 Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures
causing delay, repetitive
Someone or something that is dilatory is slow and causes delay. You might expect politicians to smooth things out when civil servants are being dilatory. slow in doing something (dilatorius, from dilatus, past participle of differre ; DIFFER)
Intentionally delaying (someone or something)
dilatory plea
a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc
dilatory plea
(such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer)
dilatoriness
{n} slowness, slothfulness, idleness
dilatorily
In a dilatory manner
dilatorily
With delay; tardily
dilatorily
negligently; procrastinatingly, in a manner intending to delay
dilatoriness
{i} negligence; procrastination, tardiness, delay
dilatoriness
slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
dilatoriness
The quality of being dilatory; lateness; slowness; tardiness; sluggishness
dilatoriness
The state or quality of being dilatory (late, tardy.)
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