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Meaning of PROCRASTINATE

Pronunciation:  prow'krastu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
  2. [v]  postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
 

PROCRASTINATE is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: dillydally, dilly-dally, drag one's feet, shillyshally, stall
 
 See Also: delay, procrastinate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*cras"ti*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Procrastinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procrastinating}.] [L.
    procrastinatus, p. p. of procrastinare to procrastinate; pro
    forward + crastinus of to-morrow, fr. cras to-morrow.]
    To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to
    postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance. --Dr. H.
    More.
    
          Hopeless and helpless [AE]geon wend, But to
          procrastinate his lifeless end.          --Shak.
    
    Syn: To postpone; adjourn; defer; delay; retard; protract;
         prolong.
    
    
  2. \Pro*cras"ti*nate\, v. i.
    To delay; to be dilatory.
    
          I procrastinate more than I did twenty years ago.
                                                   --Swift.
    
    
 

 

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