(Latin: hesitate, pause, stall, delay)
Jerry was not cunctating the celebration of his wife's birthday because he gave her a beautiful diamond ring and took her out for a special meal on the appropriate day.2. Etymology: from Latin cunctari, "to delay, to defer".
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2. Etymology: from Latin cunctatio; from cunctatus, the past participle of cunctari, "to delay, to waver".
Sometimes a cunctator is a person who lingers or puts things off because he or she wants to do them at a later date.2.Etymology: from Latin cunctator, from cunctari, "to hesitate, to delay".