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procrastinate | procrastination

procrastinate procrastination
delay or postpone action
  • How to Memorize
    • procrastinate - stall
  • Analysis

    ‘Procrastinate’ is a common word used frequently in both a social and work environment. People will often procrastinate when faced with a task they really do not want to do or deal with, but know they must.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsdawdledelay, postpone,
    Antonymsaccelerateadvance, expedite,
  • Example(s)
    1. David is highly capable but he has a tendency to procrastinate, so I've spoken to him about being more self-disciplined.

    2. I find the task I was set so boring, so rather than start on it I’ve spent the last hour procrastinating by surfing the web.

    3. Procrastination is the reason for our lack of productivity. Perhaps I need to better incentivize the staff.