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Definitions for procrastinate
proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-pro·cras·ti·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydallyverb

    postpone doing what one should be doing

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

  2. procrastinateverb

    postpone or delay needlessly

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

Wiktionary

  1. procrastinateverb

    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.

    Etymology: From procrastinatum, past participle of procrastino, from pro + crastinus, from cras

  2. procrastinateverb

    To put off; to delay (something).

    Etymology: From procrastinatum, past participle of procrastino, from pro + crastinus, from cras

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procrastinateverb

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

  2. Procrastinateverb

    to delay; to be dilatory

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Procrastinate

    prō-kras′ti-nāt, v.t. to put off till some future time: to postpone.—v.i. to delay.—n. Procrastinā′tion, a putting off till a future time: dilatoriness.—adjs. Procras′tinātive, Procras′tinātory.—n. Procras′tinātor. [L.—pro, off, crastinuscras, to-morrow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrastinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrastinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of procrastinate in a Sentence

  1. Foram Sheth:

    When you procrastinate, you tend to be reactive and wait until the very last minute and then the quality of the work becomes just a checklist just to get it done, compared to' I do this because I have pride in doing this.... I care about the results. Now the shift is :' I need to do just enough so I don't get into trouble.'.

  2. Tim Pychyl:

    We procrastinate because we give in to feel good, if a task makes me frustrated or bored, avoidance lets me escape those negative emotions.

  3. Brandon A. Trean:

    Distractions don't exist. We either procrastinate or we are committed. What we call distractions are simply an excuse to procrastinate further.

  4. Kyle Kashuv:

    I treat them like bros, like friends from school. I’m the exact same thing as them. I meme, I play Fortnite, I procrastinate to do my homework. I’m the exact same thing as them, they can impact the world even more than I can.

  5. Johnny Wowk:

    If you continue to procrastinate and hibernate your body will start to deteriorate. -Johnny The Walker

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