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Definition of "tardy" []

  • Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late. (adjective)
  • Moving slowly; sluggish. (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 "tardy" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Talbot's desire to be away was a surprise to him, for he was in difficulties how, even in that enormous hall, to dispose of all who claimed by right or by favour to witness what he called the tardy fulfilment of judgment."
  • "In lots of cultures around the world, being tardy is NOT a sign of disrespect at all."
  • "He spread them violently and with little preamble thrust himself into the closest of all connections, even hurting her a little, though she never could be called tardy in response, and she approved of this new brutality, at the outset anyway, as an appropriate sequel to her brush with dying."