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Cunctation \Cunc*ta"tion\ (k?nk-t?"sh?n), n. [L. cunctatio, fr. cunctari, p. p. cunctatus, to delay.] Delay; procrastination. [R.]


n. (context obsolete English) delay, hesitation, procrastination.


n. the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time [syn: procrastination, shillyshally]

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