behindhand


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be·hind·hand

 (bĭ-hīnd′hănd′)
adj.
Being late or slow, especially in paying a debt: behindhand with car payments.

be·hind′hand′ adv.

behindhand

(bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. remiss in fulfilling an obligation
2. in debt; in arrears
3. delayed in development; backward
4. late; behind time

be•hind•hand

(bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd)

adv., adj.
1. late; tardy.
2. behind in progress; backward.
3. in debt or arrears.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.behindhand - behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
Adv.1.behindhand - in debtbehindhand - 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"

behindhand

adjective behind schedule, late, slow, delayed, running late, tardy, dilatory, remiss, behind time He got terribly behindhand with his appointments.

behindhand

adjective
Not being on time:
adverb
1. Not on time:
2. So as to fall behind schedule:
Idiom: behind time.
Translations

behindhand

[bɪˈhaɪndhænd] ADVatrasado, con retraso

behindhand

adv adj
(= late) to be behindhandVerspätung haben
(= in arrears) to be behindhand with somethingmit etw im Rückstand or Verzug sein

behindhand

[bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd] advindietro
References in classic literature ?
Sonya was finishing dressing and so was the countess, but Natasha, who had bustled about helping them all, was behindhand.
Beth was soon able to lie on the study sofa all day, amusing herself with the well-beloved cats at first, and in time with doll's sewing, which had fallen sadly behindhand.
Can you think your friend behindhand in these sort of considerations?
It was now the season for planting and sowing; many gardens and allotments of the villagers had already received their spring tillage; but the garden and the allotment of the Durbeyfields were behindhand.
I am now only waiting for your further orders to put in the bulb, you know that I must be behindhand with you, as I have in my favour all the chances of good air, of the sun, and abundance of moisture.
His comprehension was always a train or two behindhand.
Grant spoiled everything by laughing; that Edmund was behindhand with his part, and that it was misery to have anything to do with Mr.
We have our pope of fools at Ghent also; we're not behindhand in that, cross of God
If Oliver were behindhand in these respects, he knew where the best were to be found; and morning after morning they scoured the country together, and brought home the fairest that blossomed.
The other old man was not behindhand with some moral reflections on this fruitful theme, and both adduced a mass of evidence, of such weight as to render it doubtful--not whether the deceased was of the age suggested, but whether she had not almost reached the patriarchal term of a hundred.
Come, my dear Albert," said Debray, "confess that your cook is behindhand, that the oysters have not arrived from Ostend or Marennes, and that, like Madame de Maintenon, you are going to replace the dish by a story.