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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
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