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procrastination

Line breaks: pro|cras¦tin|ation
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of procrastination in English:

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
US informal kicking the can down the road

Phrases

procrastination is the thief of time

1
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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