Definition of procrastination in English:

procrastination

Line breaks: pro|cras¦tin|ation
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination
    More example sentences
    • Indecision and inaction can lead to bigger problems in business so avoid procrastination and delay.
    • As if this delay was not enough it was further compounded by procrastination in implementing the action recommended.
    • Maybe it'll help a few aspiring writers realize they're not alone in their procrastinations.
    Synonyms
    dithering, delaying tactics, dilatoriness, stalling, temporizing, hesitation, vacillation; British humming and hawing
    informal dilly-dallying, shilly-shallying

Phrases

procrastination is the thief of time

proverb If you delay doing something, it will take longer to do later on: maybe TV and procrastination really are the thieves of time

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