procrastination

[proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn, pruh]
noun
the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention: She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.
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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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procrastination
1540s, from L. procrastinationem "a putting off," noun of action from procrastinare "put off till tomorrow," from pro- "forward" + crastinus "belonging to tomorrow," from cras "tomorrow," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Now, though, that reason for procrastination is gone.
Avoid procrastination and be prepared.
Too much research is one of procrastination's most elegant disguises.
Indeed, his procrastination verged on the pathological.
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