Definition of procrastination in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of delaying or postponing something:

    ‘your first tip is to avoid procrastination’
    • ‘As if this delay was not enough it was further compounded by procrastination in implementing the action recommended.’
    • ‘With this essay, I would have taken procrastination and apathy to new heights, but I never got round to bothering.’
    • ‘Maybe it'll help a few aspiring writers realize they're not alone in their procrastinations.’
    • ‘Indecision and inaction can lead to bigger problems in business so avoid procrastination and delay.’
    • ‘Don't let your voice fall silent this November because of procrastination.’
    dithering, delaying tactics, dilatoriness, stalling, temporizing, hesitation, vacillation
    humming and hawing
    dilly-dallying, shilly-shallying
    kicking the can down the road
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