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 ?
Whether from diffidence or shame, or a touch of anger, or mere procrastination, or because (as we have seen) he had no skill in literary arts, or because (as I am sometimes tempted to suppose) there is a law in human nature that prevents young men - not otherwise beasts - from the performance of this simple act of piety - months and years had gone by, and John had never written.
In large letters was the name of a firm well-known to Philip, Lynn and Sedley, Regent Street, London; and below, in type smaller but still of some magnitude, was the dogmatic statement: Procrastination is the Thief of Time.
In trickery, evasion, procrastination, spoliation, botheration, under false pretences of all sorts, there are influences that can never come to good.
Procrastination is not agreeable," observed Amy, taking a last look at the diamonds.
It was certainly in order to discuss the case of Cyril and the woman who was not his wife, and owing to her procrastination Mrs.
Bureaucracy, made up entirely of petty minds, stands as an obstacle to the prosperity of the nation; delays for seven years, by its machinery, the project of a canal which would have stimulated the production of a province; is afraid of everything, prolongs procrastination, and perpetuates the abuses which in turn perpetuate and consolidate itself.
Stelling must go without them, which last alternative would be an absurd procrastination of the fruits of success, where success was certain.
The procrastinations of the former would excite the resentments of the latter.
Overview of the Structure of the Questionnaire Question Item Name Construct Construct Numbers Name Measured 1-3 Item 1-3 - General Questions 4-8 Item 4-8 EE Examination Experience 9, 12 Item 9, 12 GI Goal Intention 10, 11, 13 Item 10, 11, 13 II Implementation Intention 14-21 Item 14-21 ATT, SN, PBC TPB-Determinants 22-40 Item 22-40 PRO Procrastination Question Scale Source Numbers 1-3 diverse 4-8 diverse -- 9, 12 1-5 Gollwitzer (1993) 10, 11, 13 1-5 Gollwitzer (1993); Hrisos et al.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "There is evident procrastination in the investigations on corruption of the Central Bank, because of political and government pressures, which are trying to freeze these investigations at the present time, at least, indicating that this procrastination will not end because of these pressures exerted on investigative committees by influential actors / unnamed / ".
The current research aimed to conduct a web-based survey of procrastination and its outcomes among Pakistani adolescents.
It is possible that at the time, they thought they had better things to do, that they were prone to procrastination (Ferrari, 2010).