procrastinate


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.

procrastinate

(prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt; prə-)
vb
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
[C16: from Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro-1 + crās tomorrow]
proˌcrastiˈnation n
proˈcrastiˌnator n

pro•cras•ti•nate

(proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
v.t.
2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
[1580–90; < Latin prōcrāstinātus, past participle of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow]
pro•cras`ti•na′tion, n.
pro•cras′ti•na`tor, n.

procrastinate


Past participle: procrastinated
Gerund: procrastinating

Imperative
procrastinate
procrastinate
Present
I procrastinate
you procrastinate
he/she/it procrastinates
we procrastinate
you procrastinate
they procrastinate
Preterite
I procrastinated
you procrastinated
he/she/it procrastinated
we procrastinated
you procrastinated
they procrastinated
Present Continuous
I am procrastinating
you are procrastinating
he/she/it is procrastinating
we are procrastinating
you are procrastinating
they are procrastinating
Present Perfect
I have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
he/she/it has procrastinated
we have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
they have procrastinated
Past Continuous
I was procrastinating
you were procrastinating
he/she/it was procrastinating
we were procrastinating
you were procrastinating
they were procrastinating
Past Perfect
I had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
he/she/it had procrastinated
we had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
they had procrastinated
Future
I will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
he/she/it will procrastinate
we will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
they will procrastinate
Future Perfect
I will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
he/she/it will have procrastinated
we will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
they will have procrastinated
Future Continuous
I will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
he/she/it will be procrastinating
we will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
they will be procrastinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
he/she/it has been procrastinating
we have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
they have been procrastinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
he/she/it will have been procrastinating
we will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
they will have been procrastinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
he/she/it had been procrastinating
we had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
they had been procrastinating
Conditional
I would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
he/she/it would procrastinate
we would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
they would procrastinate
Past Conditional
I would have procrastinated
you would have procrastinated
he/she/it would have procrastinated
we would have procrastinated
you would have procrastinated
they would have procrastinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.procrastinate - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
2.procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
dillydally, dilly-dally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, stall, shillyshally - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

procrastinate

verb delay, stall, postpone, prolong, put off, defer, adjourn, retard, dally, play for time, gain time, temporize, play a waiting game, protract, drag your feet (informal), be dilatory We often procrastinate when faced with something we do not want to do.
advance, proceed, hurry (up), get on with, speed up, hasten, expedite

procrastinate

verb
To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:
Translations
سوفيُماطِل، يُسَوِّف
odkládatotálet
udskyde
lykätäviivytelläviivyttäävitkastella
fresta
atidėliotivilkinti
atliktnovilcināt
uitstellenvoor zich uitschuiven
prokrastineraskjuta upp
bugünün işini yarına bırakmakertelemekgecikmegeciktirmek

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] VIdejar las cosas para más tarde, aplazar las cosas
to procrastinate over a decisionaplazar una decisión, buscar pretextos para no tomar una decisión
stop procrastinating!¡hazlo ya!, ¡deja de buscar pretextos para no hacerlo!

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] vitemporiser

procrastinate

vizögern, zaudern; he always procrastinateser schiebt die Dinge immer vor sich (dat)her

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt] viprocrastinare

procrastinate

(prəˈkrӕstineit) verb
to delay or put off doing something. Stop procrastinating and do it now!
References in classic literature ?
The hope of a still further increase afforded an inducement to those who were disposed to serve to procrastinate their enlistment, and disinclined them from engaging for any considerable periods.
I dare say you have often observed this disposition to temporize, or to procrastinate, in people who are labouring under any very poignant sorrow.
This last reason displeased old Solomon, for it was an encouragement to the birds to procrastinate.
I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed.
How much longer Doctor Battius might have felt disposed to prolong the discourse, it is difficult to say, for in addition to the powerful personal considerations, which induced him to procrastinate an experiment which was certainly not without its dangers, the pride of reason was beginning to sustain him in the discussion.
It procrastinates, disappoints, tries, tortures him; wears out his sanguine hopes and patience, thread by thread; but he still looks to it, and hankers after it, and finds his whole world treacherous and hollow.
TEHRAN (FNA)- We all do it: our best intentions are to go to the gym, get started on writing something, do practice learning a language - but then we procrastinate.
People who procrastinate carry an unfair amount of guilt.
Procrastinate on Purpose offers a 5-step framework that helps people effectively procrastinate on everything else so that only their priorities remain:
According to the synopsis of "The Focus Attentuation: "The guys try to invent something cool, but only come up with new ways to procrastinate.
The findings show that procrastination is widespread, with 87 percent saying they procrastinate, and that it's affecting their performance-45 percent report procrastination negatively impacts their grades on at least a fairly regular basis.
Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking," psychological scientist and study author Daniel Gustavson of the University of Colorado Boulder said.