backward, behindhand, belated, dawdling, dilatory, late, loitering, overdue, procrastinating, retarded, slack, slow, sluggish, unpunctual
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tardy ( tardier comparative) ( tardiest superlative )
1 adj If you describe something or someone as tardy, you think that they are later than they should be or later than expected.
LITERARY He wept for the loss of his mother and his tardy recognition of her affection...
His legendary tardiness left audiences waiting for hours.
2 adj If you describe someone or something as tardy, you are criticizing them because they are slow to act.
oft ADJ in -ing/n (disapproval)
...companies who are tardy in paying bills...
tardiness n-uncount oft N in -ing/n
...England's tardiness in giving talented young players greater international experience.
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