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tar·dy

 (tär′dē)
adj. tar·di·er, tar·di·est
1. Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late.
2. Moving or progressing slowly; sluggish: walking at a tardy pace.

[Alteration of Middle English tardive, slow, from Old French tardif, from Vulgar Latin *tardīvus, from Latin tardus.]

tar′di·ly adv.
tar′di·ness n.
Synonyms: tardy, late, overdue
These adjectives mean not arriving, occurring, acting, or done at the scheduled, expected, or usual time: tardy in making a dental appointment; late for the plane; an overdue bus.
Antonym: prompt

tardy

(ˈtɑːdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. occurring later than expected: tardy retribution.
2. slow in progress, growth, etc: a tardy reader.
[C15: from Old French tardif, from Latin tardus slow]
ˈtardily adv
ˈtardiness n

tar•dy

(ˈtɑr di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
1. late; behind time; not on time.
2. moving or acting slowly; sluggish.
3. delaying through reluctance.
[1475–85; earlier tardive, tardif < Old French < Vulgar Latin *tardīvus= Latin tard(us) slow + -īvus -ive]
tar′di•ly, adv.
tar′di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tardy - after the expected or usual timetardy - after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time

tardy

adjective
1. late, overdue, unpunctual, belated, dilatory, behindhand He was as tardy as ever for our appointment.
2. slow, belated, delayed the agency's tardy response to the hurricane

tardy

adjective
1. Not being on time:
2. Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired:
Informal: poky.
Translations
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tardy

[ˈtɑːdɪ] ADJ (tardier (compar) (tardiest (superl))) (frm) (= late) → tardío; (= slow) → lento

tardy

[ˈtɑːrdi] adjtardif/ivetardy slip n (US) (at school)billet m de retard

tardy

adj (+er)
(= belated) reply, arrival, offer to help(reichlich) spät; personsäumig (geh); to be tardy in doing somethingetw erst reichlich spät tun
(US: = late) to be tardy (person) → zu spät kommen; (train etc) → Verspätung haben; the train was tardy (in arriving at New York)der Zug kam mit Verspätung (in New York) an

tardy

[ˈtɑːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (slow) → lento/a; (later than expected) → tardivo/a, tardo/a (Am) (late, person) → in ritardo
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes she had gone into the kitchen to administer a tardy rebuke to the cook.
He has volunteered to guide us to the lake, by a path but little known, sooner than if we followed the tardy movements of the column; and, by consequence, more agreeably.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
The last tardy diners are scarcely given time to finish, before the tables and the debris are shoved into the corner, and the chairs and the babies piled out of the way, and the real celebration of the evening begins.
I listened undisturbed to a piece of music that was fifteen minutes long--always expecting some tardy ticket-holders to come crowding past my knees, and being continuously and pleasantly disappointed--but when the last note was struck, here came the stream again.
But the fortune, which had been so tardy in coming, was his only one twelvemonth.
At last I looked up at the tardy speaker: he was looking eagerly at me.
Here lies Wragge, embalmed in the tardy recognition of his species: he plowed, sowed, and reaped his fellow-creatures; and enlightened posterity congratulates him on the uniform excellence of his crops.
There was a murmur even among the attendants of Prince John; but De Bracy, whose profession freed him from all scruples, extended his long lance over the space which separated the gallery from the lists, and would have executed the commands of the Prince before Athelstane the Unready had recovered presence of mind sufficient even to draw back his person from the weapon, had not Cedric, as prompt as his companion was tardy, unsheathed, with the speed of lightning, the short sword which he wore, and at a single blow severed the point of the lance from the handle.
They have not erected to themselves colossal statues upon pedestals of human bones, to provoke and insult the tardy hand of heavenly retribution.
For if you kill me you will not easily find a successor to me, who, if I may use such a ludicrous figure of speech, am a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life.
At this moment the door opened; the betrothed pair, looking round to see who entered, beheld the delightful, but tardy Chevalier de Valois.