Definition for procrastinate

verb as in delay, put off doing


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Example Sentences

He doesn’t procrastinate — he has a 107-page résumé, he said, because he gets things done — but he’s built a career around understanding those who do.

We’re all guilty of procrastinating on any errand that doesn’t feel urgent, particularly if it involves a process of suboptimal efficiency.

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Kooper procrastinated, as usual, but now also found it harder to focus when deadlines hit.

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I used to be a reporter, and there is no better way to procrastinate while writing than research.

Techies know they hold all the cards to the obscure and procrastinate on the grounds of engineering mysteries.

He therefore began in January to procrastinate, and consequently it was not until February that Francis demanded an advance.

This last reason displeased old Solomon, for it was an encouragement to the birds to procrastinate.

Since complete purification can thus be only once obtained, he was desirous to procrastinate that ceremony to the last moment.

And long have the priesthood dreaded, and anxiously have they endeavored to procrastinate, the arrival of this period.

Drawing nearer, he made out the smouldering log; cowardice prompted him to procrastinate, he crept round behind it.

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On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to procrastinate, such as: dawdle, hesitate, dally, drag, lag, and linger.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.