Synonyms and related words:
Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, easygoing, foot-dragging, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, remiss, shilly-shallying, shuffling, slack, slow, sluggish, tarrying

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  • delaying — index dilatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • delaying — adj. Delaying is used with these nouns: ↑tactic …   Collocations dictionary

  • delaying tactic — delaying tactics N COUNT: usu pl Delaying tactics are things that someone does in order to deliberately delay the start or progress of something. Ministers are using delaying tactics to postpone the report yet again …   English dictionary

  • delaying action — n. maneuvers to cover a retreat, gain time, etc …   English World dictionary

  • delaying tactics — UK [dɪˈleɪɪŋ ˌtæktɪks] US [dɪˌleɪɪŋ ˈtæktɪks] noun [plural] things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower Thesaurus: tricks, pretences and dishonest planssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • delaying action — n. to fight a delaying action * * * [dɪ leɪɪŋ ækʃən] to fight a delaying action …   Combinatory dictionary

  • delaying action — See delaying operation …   Military dictionary

  • delaying action — /dəˈleɪɪŋ ækʃən/ (say duh laying akshuhn) noun any action taken whose purpose is to gain time, especially a military action delaying the advance of a superior enemy force by withdrawing while inflicting the maximum damage possible without… …  

  • delaying operation — sulaikymo operacija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Operacija, kurioje besiginančios pajėgos atiduoda teritoriją, kad sulėtintų priešo puolimą ir padarytų priešui daug nuostolių neįsitraukdamos į kautynes. atitikmenys: angl. delaying… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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