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lag·gard

 (lăg′ərd)
n.
One that lags; a straggler.
adj.
Slow or delayed in action. See Synonyms at slow.

lag′gard·ly adv.
lag′gard·ness n.

laggard

(ˈlæɡəd)
n
1. a person who lags behind
2. a dawdler or straggler
adj
rare sluggish, slow, or dawdling
ˈlaggardly adv
ˈlaggardness n

lag•gard

(ˈlæg ərd)

n.
1. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
adj.
2. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish.
[1695–1705; lag1 + -ard]
lag′gard•ly, adj., adv.
lag′gard•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laggard - someone who takes more time than necessarylaggard - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
lingerer, loiterer - someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, plodder - someone who moves slowly; "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
potterer, putterer - a person who putters about
straggler, strayer - someone who strays or falls behind
Adj.1.laggard - wasting time
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"

laggard

noun straggler, lounger, lingerer, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), snail, saunterer, loafer, loiterer, dawdler, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, slowcoach (Brit. informal), sluggard, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), slowpoke (U.S. & Canad. informal) a reputation as a technological laggard in the personal-computer area

laggard

nounadjective
Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired:
Informal: poky.
Translations

laggard

[ˈlægəd] N (= having fallen behind) → rezagado/a m/f; (= idler) → holgazán/ana m/f

laggard

n (= sb who has fallen behind)Nachzügler(in) m(f); (= idler)Trödler(in) m(f); he is a laggard in love (liter, hum)er ist nicht so stürmisch
adj student, workerfaul

laggard

[ˈlægəd] n (old) → lento/a → tiratardi m/f inv
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