procrastinate

  • 1 Procrastinate — Pro*cras ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procrastinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procrastinating}.] [L. procrastinatus, p. p. of procrastinare to procrastinate; pro forward + crastinus of to morrow, fr. cras to morrow.] To put off till to morrow, or from …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Procrastinate — Pro*cras ti*nate, v. i. To delay; to be dilatory. [1913 Webster] I procrastinate more than I did twenty years ago. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 procrastinate — I verb adjourn, be dilatory, be idle, be inert, be neglectful, block, dally, dawdle, defer, delay, differre, dilly dally, do nothing, filibuster, gain time, hang back, hesitate, hold back, hold up, idle, keep one waiting, kill time, lag, let… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 procrastinate — (v.) 1580s, from L. procrastinare (see PROCRASTINATION (Cf. procrastination)). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 procrastinate — *delay, lag, dawdle, loiter Analogous words: *defer, suspend, stay, postpone: protract, prolong (see EXTEND) Antonyms: hasten, hurry …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 procrastinate — [v] delay, put off doing adjourn, be dilatory, cool*, dally, dawdle, defer, drag, drag one’s feet*, give the run around*, goldbrick*, hang fire*, hesitate, hold off, lag*, let slide, linger, loiter, pause, play a waiting game*, play for time*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 procrastinate — ► VERB ▪ delay or postpone action. DERIVATIVES procrastination noun procrastinator noun. ORIGIN Latin procrastinare defer till the morning …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 procrastinate — [prō kras′tə nāt΄, prəkras′tə nāt΄] vi., vt. procrastinated, procrastinating [< L procrastinatus, pp. of procastinare < pro , forward (see PRO 2) + crastinus, belonging to the morrow < cras, tomorrow] to put off doing (something… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 procrastinate — prevaricate, procrastinate Because their meanings, or at least the implications of their meanings, overlap, these two words are often confused. To prevaricate (derived from Latin praevaricari meaning literally ‘to walk crookedly’) is ‘to speak or …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 procrastinate — [[t]proʊkræ̱stɪneɪt[/t]] procrastinates, procrastinating, procrastinated VERB If you procrastinate, you keep leaving things you should do until later, often because you do not want to do them. [FORMAL] Most often we procrastinate when faced with… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 procrastinate — UK [prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] / US [proʊˈkræst(ə)nˌeɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms procrastinate : present tense I/you/we/they procrastinate he/she/it procrastinates present participle procrastinating past tense procrastinated past participle… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 procrastinate — procrastinatingly, procrastinatively, adv. procrastination, n. procrastinative, procrastinatory /proh kras teuh neuh tawr ee, tohr ee, preuh /, adj. procrastinativeness, n. procrastinator n. /proh kras teuh nayt , preuh /, v., procrastinated,… …

    Universalium

  • 13 procrastinate — verb /prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt,proʊˈkræstəneɪt,prəˈkræstəneɪt/ a) To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later. He procrastinated until the last minute and had to stay up all night to finish. b) To put off; to …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 procrastinate — pro|cras|ti|nate [prəˈkræstıneıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of procrastinare, from cras [i] tomorrow ] formal to delay doing something that you ought to do, usually because you do not want to do it = ↑put off ▪ People …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 procrastinate — [prə(ʊ) krastɪneɪt] verb delay or postpone action. Derivatives procrastination noun procrastinator noun procrastinatory adjective Origin C16: from L. procrastinat , procrastinare defer till the morning , from pro forward + crastinus belonging to… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 procrastinate — verb fear of failure often causes people to procrastinate Syn: delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, drag one s feet/heels, take one s time, play for time, play a… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 procrastinate — pro•cras•ti•nate [[t]proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə [/t]] v. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost[/ex] 2) to put off till another day or time; defer; delay • Etymology: 1580–90; < L prōcrāstinātus,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 procrastinate — [c]/proʊˈkræstəneɪt / (say proh krastuhnayt) verb (procrastinated, procrastinating) –verb (i) 1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost. –verb (t) 2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay. {Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 procrastinate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare, from pro forward + crastinus of tomorrow, from cras tomorrow Date: 1588 transitive verb to put off intentionally and habitually intransitive verb to put off… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 Procrastinate — Procrastination  Cet article concerne la notion de psychologie. Pour le livre portant ce titre, voir Procrastination (Disque monde) …

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