from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Procrastination; delay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Delay, hesitation, procrastination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Delay; procrastination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Delay; cautious slowness; deliberateness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
The day dawned cool, bright & clear with glorious morning sunshine as some 35 or so of us gathered in the avenue just opposite the small British Palace on Main Street. 10:30 a.m. was the scheduled departure time, and not wanting to disappoint our proud or dishonorable as some of you might be grumbling record of tardiness and cunctation, the Hash left at 11:05.
The old crossing-sweeper was already there, to receive his penny; and the orange-woman, expectant, sold her apex orange to him for a silver thripenny bit as his before-breakfast while awaiting the more dignified cunctation of his auguster spouse.
Strive not to run, like Hercules, a furlong in a breath: festination may prove precipitation; deliberating delay may be wise cunctation, and slowness no slothfulness.
Strive not to run like Hercules, a furlong in a breath: festination may prove precipitation; deliberating delay may be wise cunctation, and slowness no slothfulness.
"_Festina lente_ -- celerity should be contempered with cunctation."
And if they've encountered such words as cunctation, fucoid, Mother Hubbard,