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cunctation Line breaks: cunc|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /kʌŋ(k)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of cunctation in English:


The action of delaying or putting off doing something.
Example sentences
  • Celerity ought to be contempered with cunctation.
  • Our capacity for cunctation is one of our most powerful and characteristic weapons.
  • Fleury's cunctations were disgusting to the ardent mind.


Late 16th century: from Latin cunctatio(n-), from cunctari 'to delay': see -ation.

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