overprocrastination

procrastinate

[proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh-]
verb (used without object), procrastinated, procrastinating.
1.
to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
verb (used with object), procrastinated, procrastinating.
2.
to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin prōcrāstinātus (past participle of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -crāstināre, derivative of crāstinus of tomorrow; crās tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjectives from temporal adverbs); see -ate1

procrastinatingly, procrastinatively, adverb
procrastination, noun
procrastinative, procrastinatory [proh-kras-tuh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pruh-] , adjective
procrastinativeness, noun
procrastinator, noun
overprocrastination, noun
unprocrastinated, adjective


2. prolong, postpone.
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procrastinate (prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt, prə-)
 
vb
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
 
[C16: from Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro-1 + crās tomorrow]
 
procrasti'nation
 
n
 
pro'crastinator
 
n

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procrastinate
1580s, from L. procrastinare (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinating.
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