cunctation

noun
cunc·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkəŋ(k)-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce cunctation (audio) \

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cunctative \ ˈkəŋ(k)-​ˌtā-​tiv How to pronounce cunctative (audio) , -​tə-​tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of cunctation

1585, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cunctation

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

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“Cunctation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cunctation. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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