verb (used without object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
- procrastination is the thief of time,
Origin of procrastinate
Examples from the Web for procrastinating
Does it not, in great measure, arise from this very desultory life—from this procrastinating dislike to active exertion?The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
And the procrastinating evolution of the plot keeps us in fear, in hope, in uncertainty to the last.The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne
She was of rather a procrastinating nature, and also, greatly given to changing her mind.The Diamond Pin|Carolyn Wells
See to it that the calls of an engrossing world without, do not foster this procrastinating spirit within.The Words of Jesus|John R. Macduff
They are neither easy, credulous and impulsive nor suspicious, obstinate and procrastinating.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Word Origin for procrastinate
1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay" (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. Earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French.