procrastinator


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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.procrastinator - someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
delayer - a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late

procrastinator

noun
Translations
procrastinateur
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procrastinator

[prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪtəʳ] N he's too much of a procrastinatortiene una tendencia exagerada a dejar las cosas para más tarde

procrastinator

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This procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity.
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However, he is also known as a classic procrastinator.
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See, I'm off on a tangent already like the arch procrastinator I am.
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Moreover, the present study is the first empirical evaluation that asked respondents to self-indicate whether they viewed themselves as procrastinators, and whether others close to them also would consider them a procrastinator.
A high score signified that an individual was likely to be an active procrastinator.
Normally, the procrastinator will work on less important responsibility, rather than fulfilling the more important obligations, or he may use his or her time extravagantly in some minor activity or pleasure.
The bulk of the book centers on the six most common problem homework profiles -- the Disorganized, the Rusher, the Procrastinator, the Avoider, the Inattentive, and the Easily Frustrated -- with a chapter dedicated to each type of student.
Shouty is someone we all recognize, a procrastinator.