Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who delays or lingers.

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  • noun One who delays or lingers.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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  • 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

  • Thrilling synonym for procrastinator. I love it.

    March 21, 2009

  • Cunctators gonna cunctate.

    May 11, 2016