cunctation
[ kuhngk-tey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1575-85; from Latin cunctātiōn- (stem of cunctātiō ) "delay"
Synonyms
  • adjournment
  • bind
  • dawdling
  • discontinuation
  • hindrance
  • filibuster
  • lag
  • postponement
  • remission reprieve
Antonyms
  • advance
  • aid
  • beginning
  • continuation
  • promotion
  • support
  • start
  • go
Definition
lateness; delay
Example
A) I was advised by my counselor to not practice cunctation when applying for graduation. B) He got a call home from school due to his frequent tardiness and cunctation.
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