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synonyms for putting off

  • adjourn
  • hold off
  • postpone
  • reschedule
  • shelve
  • suspend
  • dally
  • dawdle
  • dillydally
  • drag one's feet
  • hold over
  • lag
  • lay over
  • linger
  • loiter
  • poke
  • prorogue
  • put back
  • retard
  • stay
  • tarry
  • trail
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antonyms for putting off

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  • carry out
  • continue
  • do
  • accomplish
  • achieve
  • succeed
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How to use putting off in a sentence

Not suspecting her motive, he represented the hazard of putting so great an affront on the favourite of the Empress.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
I know that in putting this before you I challenge some of the most popular affectations of cultivated people.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Here the speaker, putting her hand before her mouth, coughed again, and looked affectionately at the elder Mr. Weller.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
We sat down pell-mell, anywhere, I next to Liszt, who kept putting things on my plate.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
She was putting her papers tidy again with calm fingers, while his own were almost cramped with the energy of suppressed desire.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Louis rallied himself to reply in her own way; and putting her arm through his, she drew him back into the rooms.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
"Give us a table upstairs alone," said Nigel to the head-steward, putting something into his hand.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
This is said in the person of the Jews, resisting the repeated commands of God, and still putting him off.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
"Perry Thomas guessed he was an embezzler," said Tim, putting the last dish in the cupboard and sitting down to his pipe.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUTTING OFF

  • break
  • deferment
  • deferral
  • intermission
  • interruption
  • pause
  • postponement
  • prorogation
  • putting off
  • recess
  • stay
  • suspension
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.