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 ?
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.
Their motto was in these words, namely, "Procrastination is the thief of time." And so, whenever they did come upon a man who was alone, they said, Behold, this person hath the wherewithal--let us go through him.
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.
Cognitive and affective aspects of personality and academic procrastination:The role of personal agency, flow, & executive function (Doctoral dissertation, City University of New York).
Travel Business Review-November 5, 2018--London and Paris launch new campaign to end US vacation procrastination
Procrastination is something that can get in the way of our performance and cause us stress and anxiety.