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procrastination

[proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuh n, pruh‐] /proʊˌkræs təˈneɪ ʃən, prə‐/
noun
1.
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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Examples from the web for procrastination
  • 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.
  • Because this turned into an exercise of procrastination, months flew by until suddenly I had a new problem.
  • Don't delay; get rid of that procrastination habit now.
  • Incredible and steadfast practice of denial coupled with procrastination.
  • Where some see fear, others see procrastination, or even subliminal rebellion.
  • My superpower is procrastination – not good for a writer.
  • Apparently, being scatterbrained is one of my procrastination tools.
Word Origin and History for procrastination
n.

1540s, from Middle French procrastination and directly from Latin procrastinationem (nominative procrastinatio) "a putting off from day to day," noun of action from past participle stem of procrastinare "put off till tomorrow, defer, delay," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + crastinus "belonging to tomorrow," from cras "tomorrow," of unknown origin.

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