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de·lay·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delaying

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    Synonyms:
    dawdling, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, lingering, moderate, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, tardy

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How to use delaying in a sentence?

  1. Jamie Grifo:

    The social trend of delaying childbearing -- the older age of women when trying to conceive -- is the single biggest factor in infertility today.

  2. Jim Ritterbusch:

    We view a blockade on Venezuelan imports as low probability and a last resort measure that is likely weeks if not months away should it materialize, the evolving situation in Venezuela appears capable of delaying our expected test of $50 support.

  3. Mike Ingram:

    For me it's a cumulative effect. We had Paris, and then Brussels, then France again and then a coup... It seems as though holidaymakers were delaying and hoping to book at the last minute, so a stock like Thomas Cook will be hit, given the depreciation of sterling, given the security concerns and given that people might opt for.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires.

  5. New York:

    This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.

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