While procrastinating during the tedious process of typing random stuff, I wondered if there was any activity referring to what I was doing.
What I mean is: is there any single word used to refer to something done to stall time? I want a word on the likes of diversion tactics and so on.
I apologise for not detailing it.
The reason procrastinating won't work is because, according to the Wikidictionary it is
It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.
Whereas the freedictionary lists it as
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
Both of these here refer to it as a practice, while what I seek ( it gets a bit confusing ) is something that specifically means the act of procrastinating, or a metaphor that I can use in place.
That, and I have already used it previously.
Knowing what his volcano-cranium'd hatchet hopping companion's next outburst would be directed at, despite agreeing by all means ( though not intensity ) he attempted to pass on a half-hearted salve in the intented hopes of _________: Lord Hugo Laxinor was an experienced procrastinator, otherwise he'd have gone to destitution ages ago.
Here, he is not putting something off; indeed, he is trying to delay his haste companion from taking any rash and collateral damage - causing decision. Thus most such words are cut out. He is not hesitating, he is not indecisive.
In fact, the most apt suitors asking for its hand are dilly-dally – whom I deem too rash – and plain dally, who is utterly lacklustre.