(Imagine my horror when I realized that after a year of pushing through Pandemic Doldrums, I finally managed to completely blank out and miss last week’s yojijukugo. In “honor” of that unwonted error, I’ve chosen a compound containing the character 遅, for “lateness,” and you’ll get another one in between now and next Wednesday to make up for the one I missed.)
Literally: slow / late – doubt / distrust – go back – go around
Alternately: Hesitation; lingering; an inability to decide.
Notes: This is a compound of compounds; 遅疑 is indecisiveness, while 逡巡 is hesitation.
A variant compound may replace 巡 with homophone 循, “follow.”
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