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belated

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adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd, bē-\

Simple Definition of belated

  • : happening or coming very late or too late

Full Definition of belated

  1. 1 :  delayed beyond the usual time

  2. 2 :  existing or appearing past the normal or proper time

be·lat·ed·ly adverb
be·lat·ed·ness noun

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



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