Procrastination

pro·cras·ti·nate      [proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh] Pronunciation Key verb, -nat·ed, -nat·ing.

–verb (used without object)

1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.

–verb (used with object)

2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.


[Origin: 1580–90; < L prōcrāstinātus (ptp. of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow, equiv. to prō- pro-1 + -crāstināre, deriv. of crāstinus of tomorrow; crās tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjs. from temporal advs.); see -ate1]

pro·cras·ti·nat·ing·ly, pro·cras·ti·na·tive·ly, adverb

pro·cras·ti·na·tion, noun

pro·cras·ti·na·tive, pro·cras·ti·na·to·ry      [proh-kras-tuh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pruh] Pronunciation Key, adjective

pro·cras·ti·na·tive·ness, noun

pro·cras·ti·na·tor, noun

2. prolong, postpone.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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