Definition of procrastination in English:

procrastination

noun

mass noun
  • The action of delaying or postponing something.

    ‘your first tip is to avoid procrastination’
    • ‘Don't let your voice fall silent this November because of procrastination.’
    • ‘Indecision and inaction can lead to bigger problems in business so avoid procrastination and delay.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As if this delay was not enough it was further compounded by procrastination in implementing the action recommended.’
    dithering, delaying tactics, dilatoriness, stalling, temporizing, hesitation, vacillation
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Phrases

  • procrastination is the thief of time

    • proverb If you delay doing something, it will take longer to do later on.

      ‘maybe TV and procrastination really are the thieves of time’

Pronunciation

procrastination

/prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/