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dilatoriness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. The quality of being late; slowness in motion and getting things accomplished; delay in proceeding; tardiness: Alex's dilatoriness in getting ready to go shopping for his school supplies was upsetting his mother.
2. Etymology; from Late Latin dilatorius; from dilator, "procrastinator"; from dilatus; as the past participle of Latin differe, "to delay, to carry apart, to scatter, to disperse."
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