Talk:prevaricate

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Procrastinate[edit]

The use of "prevaricate" to mean "procrastinate" might be widespread but is usually regarded as an error. The citation given for this use does not support it. Tesspub (talk) 17:30, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: August–November 2012[edit]

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prevarication[edit]

rfv-sense: "To behave in an evasive way such as to delay action; to procrastinate."

The use of "prevaricate" to mean "procrastinate" might be widespread but is usually regarded as an error. The citation given for this use does not support it. Tesspub (talk) 17:35, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

I agree. The quotation does not support the sense (it actually belongs with the previous sense) and I doubt that this sense is supportable. · (talk) 16:28, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Given its similarity, I have added sense #3 of prevarication to this rfv: "Evasiveness as a means of playing for time; procrastination, hesitancy." If I did wrong, don't hesitate to revert. — Xavier, 11:56, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 00:21, 28 November 2012 (UTC)