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Synonyms for procrastinate
proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. procrastinate

    To protract is to cause to occupy a longer time than is usual, expected, or desirable. We defer a negotiation which we are slow to enter upon; we protract a negotiation which we are slow to conclude; delay may be used of any stage in the proceedings; we may delay a person as well as an action, but defer and protract are not used of persons. Elongate is not used of actions or abstractions, but only of material objects or extension in space; protract is very rarely used of concrete objects or extension in space; we elongate a line, protract a discussion. Protract has usually an unfavorable sense, implying that the matter referred to is already unduly long, or would be so if longer continued; continue is neutral, applying equally to the desirable or the undesirable. Postpone implies a definite intention to resume, as defer also does, though less decidedly; both are often used with some definite limitation of time; as, to postpone till, until, or to a certain day or hour. One may defer, delay, or postpone a matter intelligently and for good reason; he procrastinates through indolence and irresolution. Compare HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    continue, defer, delay, draw out, elongate, extend, lengthen, postpone, prolong, protract

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, conclude, contract, curtail, hasten, hurry, limit, reduce, shorten

    Preposition:
    To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydallyverb

    postpone doing what one should be doing

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

    Synonyms:
    drag one's heels, dillydally, conk, drag one's feet, dilly-dally, shillyshally, stall

  2. procrastinateverb

    postpone or delay needlessly

    "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

    Synonyms:
    drag one's heels, dilly-dally, drag one's feet, stall, shillyshally, dillydally

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Editors Contribution

  1. procrastination'verb

    lazy

    you cannot get your work done because you procrastinate too much.

    Submitted by shirleylive7 on June 23, 2021  
  2. delay or do something at a later period of time

    to procrastinate is to put something off until a later time

    he had to study,yet he procrastinated all afternoon

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. procrastinateverb

    Synonyms:
    defer, delay, postpone, adjourn, put off, stave off, lay over, let lie over

  2. procrastinateverb

    Synonyms:
    delay, wait, lag, loiter, be dilatory

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How to use procrastinate in a sentence?

  1. Johnny Wowk:

    If you continue to procrastinate and hibernate your body will start to deteriorate. -Johnny The Walker

  2. Brandon A. Trean:

    Distractions don't exist. We either procrastinate or we are committed. What we call distractions are simply an excuse to procrastinate further.

  3. Kyle Kashuv:

    I treat them like bros, like friends from school. I’m the exact same thing as them. I meme, I play Fortnite, I procrastinate to do my homework. I’m the exact same thing as them, they can impact the world even more than I can.

  4. Tim Pychyl:

    We procrastinate because we give in to feel good, if a task makes me frustrated or bored, avoidance lets me escape those negative emotions.

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