American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
- v. To postpone or delay needlessly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put off till another day, or from day to day; delay; defer to a future time.
- Synonyms To postpone, adjourn, defer, retard, protract, prolong.
- To delay; be dilatory.
- v. intransitive To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
- v. transitive To put off; to delay (something).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay.
- v. To delay; to be dilatory.
- v. postpone or delay needlessly
- v. postpone doing what one should be doing
- From Latin prōcrastinātum, past participle of prōcrastinō ("defer, put off till tomorrow"), from prō ("in favor of") + crāstinus ("of or belonging to tomorrow"), from crās ("tomorrow") (Wiktionary)
- Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One of my favorite ways to procrastinate is to use the power and breadth of the Internet to dredge up ephemera.”
“Partly because reading your post gave me a chance to once again procrastinate on writing my e-newsletter.”
“Plus, he reads the word procrastinate as "procrasturbate.”
“Besides the crowds, I think the biggest reason I usually procrastinate is shopping alone.”
“Pop Quizzy: Count the number of the word procrastinate and its other forms in the above paragraph.”
“In fact, the word procrastinate should be replaced by my name.”
“I’ve had a hold on creating a professional website because, well if I am honest, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to dedicate to creating a new website and keep pace with all my other writing and family commitment (oh and I haven’t had the need to procrastinate from a big project for a while!)”
“But it's also given me a whole new and improved way to procrastinate, which is part and parcel of the writer's trade.”
“I procrastinate, and the only way I know how to procrastinate is to go outside for a smoke.”
“To procrastinate is to indefinitely postpone or to avoid performing a task out of anxiety, rather than time constraints or logic.”
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