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Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.

[be- + lated.]

be·lat′ed·ly adv.
be·lat′ed·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.belatedly - later than usual or than expectedbelatedly - later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
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Not on time:
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بِتَأَخُّر عن الوَقْت
dálítiî of seint


[bɪˈleɪtɪdlɪ] ADVcon retraso
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[bɪˈleɪtɪdli] adv (= late in the day) → tardivement, avec retard
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(biˈleitid) adjective
happening etc, late or too late. a belated birthday card; belated thanks.
beˈlatedly adverb
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