Definition of Procrastination

1. Noun. The act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time.

Exact synonyms: Cunctation, Shillyshally
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup
Derivative terms: Procrastinate, Shillyshally



2. Noun. Slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it.
Exact synonyms: Dilatoriness
Generic synonyms: Deliberateness, Deliberation, Slowness, Unhurriedness
Derivative terms: Procrastinate

Definition of Procrastination

1. n. The act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off to a future time; delay; dilatoriness.

Definition of Procrastination

1. Noun. The act of postponing, delaying or putting off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Procrastination

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Procrastination

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1. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1816)
"On procrastination. Be wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal ... procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals, ..."

2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1852)
"On procrastination. BE wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer i Next day the fatal ... procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals, ..."

3. The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"On procrastination. 1. BE wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer: Next day thi fatal ... procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals, ..."

4. The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1842)
"On procrastination. BE wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer : Next day the fatal ... procrastination is the thief of time. Tear after year ii steals, ..."

5. Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton by George Congdon Gorham (1899)
"... and procrastination no complaints readied McClellan from Washington, but instead words of good cheer and unceasing efforts to strengthen his hands. ..."

6. The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers by William Enfield (1808)
"6N procrastination. THOMSON. BE wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the ... procrastination is the thief of time : Year after year it steals, ..."

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