Definition of cunctation in English:

cunctation

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

rare
  • The action of delaying or putting off doing something.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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