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Procrastination definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROCRASTINA'TION, n. [L. procrastinatio.]
A putting off to a future time; delay; dilatoriness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time [syn: procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally]
2: slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it [syn: dilatoriness, procrastination]

Merriam Webster's

noun see procrastinate

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Procrastination Pro*cras`ti*na"tion, n. [L. procrastinatio: cf. F. procrastination.] The act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off to a future time; delay; dilatoriness. Procrastination is the thief of time. --Young.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see procrastinate

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Dilatoriness, putting off, delay, tardiness, slowness.

Moby Thesaurus

Fabian policy, Micawberism, a wise passiveness, backwardness, contemplation, contemplative life, continuation, culpa, culpable negligence, dalliance, dallying, dawdling, default, dereliction, dilatoriness, dillydallying, disregard, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, extension, failure, hesitation, hold-off, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, indolence, inertia, inertness, laches, lag, lagging, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lapse, laxity, laxness, lengthening, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, looseness, meditation, mugwump, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, nonfeasance, noninterference, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonperformance, nonresistance, nonrestriction, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, omission, overlooking, oversight, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, permissiveness, policy, poor stewardship, prolongation, protraction, quiescence, quietism, remissness, shilly-shallying, slackness, slight, slowness, stagnancy, stagnation, stall, standpattism, stasis, tarrying, temporization, unrigorousness, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting



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