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
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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 ?
Procrastination is not agreeable," observed Amy, taking a last look at the diamonds.
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 trickery, evasion, procrastination, spoliation, botheration, under false pretences of all sorts, there are influences that can never come to good.
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.
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.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new book, "TRUTH: Truth The Ten Minute Life Plan: Ending Procrastination And Creating The Life You Want," Bill explores the real reasons why we procrastinate.
NNA - Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk said that he exerted best efforts when he handled the trash issue to find landfills within a decentralist solution that gives municipalities and citizens their roles, yet he faced procrastination and deficiency by the political forces that failed to ensure the required coverage in this regard.
com)-- The June meeting of the Triangle Happy Fix Meetup Group, dedicated to sharing resources and information on living positively, examined how understanding different personality types and how they lead to procrastination can help individuals overcome obstacles to happiness.
But I spend even more time beating myself up about my procrastination.
However, some scientists suggest that making New Year's resolutions may only encourage procrastination among people's attitudes.