procrastination

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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
References in classic literature ?
That's what comes of putting things off, and collecting fossils, and sticking Norman arches on one's pigsties.
The top 3 things that come to mind in terms of putting things off is attending reunions and visiting close relatives and old friends; getting some work or a project done; and the third is doing something for yourself.
It's not just the years of contributions you will miss by putting things off, but the effect of compounding returns - which is jaw-dropping.
The truth is, more often than not, that is just a way to justify putting things off.
Yes, I'm talking about procrastinating - the art of putting things off, finding a zillion non-urgent things to do in order to avoid cracking on with something that's probably far more pressing and important.
The time Steve Jobs was putting things off and noodling on possibilities was time well spent in letting more divergent ideas come to the table, as opposed to diving right in with the most conventional, the most obvious, the most familiar".
There's no bigger waste of time than putting things off - it adds stress and takes away options for solving problems.
99 dollars that aims to change one's unconscious attitudes about putting things off, while Avoiding Procrastination 101 app offers tips for every area of one's life.
You can change your life for the better, for yourself, whenever you like, but it's just people putting things off due to laziness.
We all have the habit of putting things off, publicly and privately.
I read about a survey saying 75 per ce of us are addicted to putting things off.

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