- Antonyms of DILATORY
zipping, dizzy, rushing, hurrying, Bolting, quick, whirlwind, whirling, rushed, hurried, Hastened, speedy, meteoric, brisk, scurrying, flying, fleet, quickened, scudding, speeding, accelerated, Careering, fast, racing, ready, swift, Barreling, snappy, Whisking, scooting, rapid, running, hasty, Rocketing, breathless, lightning, breakneck, prompt, expeditious.
- Examples of usage:
- More swiftly than his great corpulence usually permitted the jovial man to move, he ascended to the deck, calling: " Great, greater, the greatest of news I bring, as the heaviest but by no means the most dilatory of messengers of good fortune from the city of cities. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers" by Georg Ebers
- Even up here in our dilatory Dutchess County the breeze smells green. - "Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
- The inquisitors commenced the preparatory instruction, but their proceedings were so dilatory, that the Count Duke died before the order for his arrest could be issued. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente