the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time .
dilatoriness: slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision. ...
The act of postponing, delaying or putting off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness
procrastinate - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"