- to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
- to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
Origin of procrastinate
Synonyms for procrastinate
Examples from the Web for procrastinative
Historical Examples of procrastinative
Negative, procrastinative, affirmative, to me it shall be zero.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)
- (usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
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.