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Definition of "behindhand" [be•hind•hand]

  • Being in arrears. (adjective)
  • Being behind time; slow. See Synonyms at tardy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "behindhand" in a sentence
  • "These bare questions at once satisfied and silenced the greater number; some, however (like a few in England who are a century behindhand), thought that all such inquiries were useless and impious; and that it was quite sufficient that God had thus made the mountains."
  • "I may be more than a bit behindhand with balancing bank statements, but the knitting archives are up-to-date."
  • "It was very necessary he should see Mr. Vanderlip, because of the shameless one he would be all of a week behindhand in filling the contract."