Definitions for procrastinateproʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•cras•ti•nateproʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-(v.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to defer action; delay:

    to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.

  2. (v.t.)to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

Origin of procrastinate:

1580–90; < L prōcrāstinātus, ptp. of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally(verb)

    postpone doing what one should be doing

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

  2. procrastinate(verb)

    postpone or delay needlessly

    "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. procrastinate(verb)ʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-

    to delay doing sth because you do not want to do it

    I have to stop procrastinating and write my paper.; Procrastination is a common problem for students.


  1. procrastinate(Verb)

    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.

  2. procrastinate(Verb)

    To put off; to delay (something).

  3. Origin: From procrastinatum, past participle of procrastino, from pro + crastinus, from cras

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procrastinate(verb)

    to put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance

  2. Procrastinate(verb)

    to delay; to be dilatory

Translations for procrastinate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to delay or put off doing something

Stop procrastinating and do it now!

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