[[t]kʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n.
delay; tardiness
Etymology: 1575–85; < L cunctātiō=cunctā(rī) to delay +-tiō -tion cunc•ta′tious, cunc′ta•to`ry -təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i cunc′ta•tive -tɪv adj. cunc•ta′tor, n.

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