[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə- /
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verb (used without object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
verb (used with object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
OTHER WORDS FOR procrastinate
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Origin of procrastinate
OTHER WORDS FROM procrastinate
pro·cras·ti·nat·ing·ly, pro·cras·ti·na·tive·ly, adverbpro·cras·ti·na·tion, nounpro·cras·ti·na·tive, pro·cras·ti·na·to·ry [proh-kras-tuh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pruh-], /proʊˈkræs tə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, prə-/, adjectivepro·cras·ti·na·tive·ness, noun
pro·cras·ti·na·tor, nouno·ver·pro·cras·ti·na·tion, nounun·pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use procrastinate in a sentence
“Stop procrastinating” focuses your brain on procrastination.The One Simple Behavioral Secret Will Help You Meet Your Life Goals in 2014|Dave Asprey|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Such a consummation may come to pass, if our king proveth not unwise or procrastinating.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
She knew, as well as anyone, that she was lazy and procrastinating in the city.Natalie: A Garden Scout|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
You say I am always either too precipitate or too procrastinating.The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies|Walter Besant
Some maintain that they are treacherously procrastinating this matter, but this has not frightened us as yet.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
British Dictionary definitions for procrastinate
/ (prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt, prə-) /
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
Derived forms of procrastinateprocrastination, nounprocrastinator, noun
Word Origin for procrastinate
C16: from Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro- 1 + crās tomorrow
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