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pro·cras·ti·nate

 (prō-krăs′tə-nāt′, prə-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
v.intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v.tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

[Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).]

pro·cras′ti·na′tion n.
pro·cras′ti·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.procrastination - the act of procrastinatingprocrastination - the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
2.procrastination - slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
deliberateness, unhurriedness, slowness, deliberation - a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

procrastination

noun delay, hesitation, slowness, slackness, dilatoriness, temporization or temporisation He hates delay and procrastination.
Quotations
"Procrastination is the thief of time" [Edward Young The Complaint: Night Thoughts]
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today" [Lord Chesterfield letter to his son]
"procrastination is the"
"art of keeping"
"up with yesterday" [Don Marquis archy and mehitabel]
Translations
odkládání
Prokrastination
lykkäys
tunda
procrastinatieuitsteluitstelgedrag

procrastination

[prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃən] Nindecisión f, falta f de resolución
after months of procrastinationtras meses de indecisión

procrastination

[prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃən] nprocrastination f

procrastination

nZögern nt, → Zaudern nt; procrastination won’t solve your problemsdurch Aufschieben lösen sich Ihre Probleme nicht

procrastination

[prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn] nprocrastinazione f
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AVOID PROCRASTINATION Putting things off such as walking to the shops to buy fresh food for your healthy meals will do nothing to help your weight loss so act now rather than tomorrow.
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAT Come on, it's now been going on for years, This business of putting things off until Some point in time when those castiron fears Have resolved themselves, and the sea is still.
Making tough choices could be a case of weighing up the pros and cons, asking questions and facing up to some tough answers or you could just trust your intuition, go with what's in your heart and stop putting things off.

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