: delayed beyond the usual time
: existing or appearing past the normal or proper time
— be·lat·ed·ly adverb
— be·lat·ed·ness noun
Examples of BELATED
- She received belated recognition for her scientific discovery.
Origin of BELATED
past participle of belate
(to make late)
First Known Use: 1670
Related to BELATED
- behind, behindhand, late, delinquent, latish, overdue, tardy
- early, inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely
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