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. [1913 Webster]

Procrastination is the thief of time. --Young. [1913 Webster]

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