dilatory
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(pronounced DIL-uh-tor-ee)

This adjective has to do with time and being late. On one hand it can be applied to something completely intentional (tending or intended to cause delay) and on the other, it can refer to bad habits (tardy, or typified by procrastination). In either case, who isn’t dilatory once in a while”

Example: Sloane and Jeffrey’s design practice was busier than ever, but because they had been dilatory in collecting from their clients, they were now facing serious financial problems.