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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 ?
The procrastinations of the former would excite the resentments of the latter.
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.