Pronunciation of Dilatoriness
/dˈɪlətəɹˌɪnəs/, /dˈɪlətəɹˌɪnəs/, /d_ˈɪ_l_ə_t_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ_n_ə_s/
Antonyms for dilatoriness:
haste, industry, activity, life, liveliness, rapidity, amenability, interest, busyness, diligence, alacrity, gameness, fleetness, fastness, celerity, obligingness, swiftness, hastiness, action, rush, goodwill, hustle, energy, Rapidness, industriousness, quickness, speed, precipitousness, willingness, vigor, hurry.
Synonyms for dilatoriness:
apathy, dormancy, dreaminess, drowsiness, dullness, faineance, heaviness, idleness, inactivity, indolence, inertia, inertness, laxness, leisureliness, lethargy, listlessness, neglectfulness, negligence, passivity, remissness, slackness, sleepiness, sloth, slothfulness, slowness, sluggishness, stolidity, tardiness, torpidness, weariness, Do-nothingness, Otiosity, Torpescence, Faineancy, leadenness, supineness, languidness, lackadaisicalness, languorousness, otioseness.
Usage examples for dilatoriness:
- She offered no apology or explanation and seemed to think, if any conclusion could be drawn from her manner, that she had a grievance instead of Mrs. Morton, whose family arrangements were continually being upset by her guest's dilatoriness and lack of consideration. - "Ethel Morton's Holidays", Mabell S. C. Smith.
- The Minister promised Mr Jay, some time ago, that the conferences with M. Del Campo, on the subject of a treaty should positively take place at Aranjues, and the actual crisis of affairs renders it probable, that more reliance may be placed on this than on former assurances; but after the experience we have had of the dilatoriness of this Court, I cannot flatter myself, that the treaty will be very speedily concluded, for I have been led to resume my former opinion, that this Court has wished, and still desires, to delay the acknowledgment of our independence, until a general treaty of peace shall take place. - "The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX", Various.
- Perhaps Gray himself was there; and the Scotchman cursed his own dilatoriness in waiting till darkness had covered the earth before setting afoot inquiries. - "The Power and the Glory", Grace MacGowan Cooke.