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cunctation

play
noun cunc·ta·tion \ˌkəŋ(k)-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of cunctation

  1. :  delay

cunc·ta·tive play \ˈkəŋ(k)-ˌtā-tiv, -tə-tiv\ adjective


Origin of cunctation

Latin cunctation-, cunctatio, from cunctari to hesitate; akin to Sanskrit śaṅkate he wavers, Old English hangian to hang


First Known Use: 1585


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