Rush and delayed!

dilatory
(adj)
DIE-lǝ-tor-ee
Meaning

delaying; time-wasting

1st Sample Sentence

I kept waiting for her to reply to my marriage proposal, but after a year I got tired of her dilatory behavior, and married someone else.

Root

dis (away from)#latus, past participle of ferre (to carry, bear) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Think of the phrase, "dilly dally, " which means wasting time. Extract 'late' from the word dilatory and you get. delay which is generally due to waste of time.

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