Procrastinate vs Postpone - What's the difference?

procrastinate | postpone |


As verbs the difference between procrastinate and postpone

is that procrastinate is to put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later while postpone is to delay or put off an event, appointment etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

procrastinate

English

Verb

(procrastinat)
  • To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
  • He procrastinated until the last minute and had to stay up all night to finish.
  • To put off; to delay (something).
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  • Derived terms

    * procrastination * procrastinator

    See also

    * carpe diem cras * perendinate

    postpone

    English

    Verb

    (postpon)
  • To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
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    Synonyms

    * adjourn, defer, delay, forestay, procrastinate, put off, put on ice, stay, suspend

    Antonyms

    * advance * hasten * prepone (India )