Definition of procrastinate in English:

procrastinate

Line breaks: pro|cras¦tin|ate
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈkrastɪneɪt
 
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verb

[no object]

Derivatives

procrastinator

noun
More example sentences
  • Most of you have sent out your invites to your respective Oscar soirées already, but to those procrastinators (like me), here are some invite suggestions, taken from my very own experiences.
  • I guess we're all avoiders and procrastinators, but those who come to my corner of the university have turned it into an art, to the extent that that's why they're here, really.
  • Apparently, we are not only procrastinators and malingerers but a bunch of lily-livered cowards because going to the dentist tops the list, followed by exercising and saving money.

procrastinatory

adjective
More example sentences
  • I ought also to catalogue my entire CD collection for insurance purposes but I'm not currently in need of THAT much procrastinatory activity.
  • Most importantly, procrastinatory behaviour is based on perceived workloads and deadlines, and it can not be assumed that perceptions are always perfect.
  • Actually I shall probably take advantage of a little light dialup for a while, so frantic procrastinatory posting may well still regularly occur.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin procrastinat- 'deferred till the morning', from the verb procrastinare, from pro- 'forward' + crastinus 'belonging to tomorrow' (from cras 'tomorrow').

Usage

On the difference between procrastinate and prevaricate, see prevaricate (usage).

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