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cunctātor (cont- ), ōris, m. id., who acts with hesitation or tardiness, a delayer, loiterer, lingerer (not in Cic.); in a bad sense, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 10, 3: “cunctato ex acerrimo bellatore factus,Liv. 6, 23, 5.—In a good sense, a considerate or cautious person (magister equitum Fabium) pro cunctatore segnem, pro cauto timidum compellabat, Liv. 22, 12, 12; “so with cautus,Tac. H. 2, 25: “non cunctator iniqui Labdacus,Stat. Th. 3, 79; cf.: Atheniensium populum celerem et supra vires audacem esse ad conandum, Lacedaemoniorum cunctatorem, Liv. 45, 23, 15.
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