from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
- transitive v. To postpone or delay needlessly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
- v. To put off; to delay (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay.
- intransitive v. To delay; to be dilatory.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. postpone or delay needlessly
- v. postpone doing what one should be doing
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.