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belated

adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd, bē-\

: happening or coming very late or too late

Full Definition of BELATED

1
:  delayed beyond the usual time
2
:  existing or appearing past the normal or proper time
be·lat·ed·ly adverb
be·lat·ed·ness noun
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Examples of BELATED

  1. She received belated recognition for her scientific discovery.

Origin of BELATED

past participle of belate (to make late)
First Known Use: 1670
BELATEDLY Defined for Kids

belated

adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd\

Definition of BELATED for Kids

:  happening or coming very late or too late <belated birthday wishes>
be·lat·ed·ly adverb

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