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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dil·a·to·ry /ˈdɪləˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dil·a·to·ry a.
 1. Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant.
 2. Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures.
    Alva, as usual, brought his dilatory policy to bear upon his adversary.   --Motley.
 Dilatory plea Law, a plea designed to create delay in the trial of a cause, generally founded upon some matter not connected with the merits of the case.
 Syn: -- Slow; delaying; sluggish; inactive; loitering; behindhand; backward; procrastinating. See Slow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inclined to waste time and lag behind [syn: laggard]
      2: wasting time [syn: laggard, poky, pokey]
      3: using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition;
         avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy" [syn: fabian]