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Being late or slow, especially in paying a debt: behindhand with car payments.
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. remiss in fulfilling an obligation
2. in debt; in arrears
3. delayed in development; backward
4. late; behind time
1. late; tardy.
2. behind in progress; backward.
3. in debt or arrears.
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|Adj.||1.||behindhand - behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"|
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
|Adv.||1.||behindhand - in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"|