Definitions

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  • n. One who delays or lingers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who delays or lingers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who delays or lingers: as, Fabius Cunctator (the delayer).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

Etymologies

Latin, literally "delayer"; applied as a surname to Quintus Fabius Maximus. (Wiktionary)

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  • Thrilling synonym for procrastinator. I love it.

    March 21, 2009

  • Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; “Cunctator�? 275–203 b.c., Roman statesman and general: defeated Hannibal's army by harassment without risking a pitched battle.

    February 20, 2007