adjective be·lat·ed \bi-ˈlā-təd, bē-\

: happening or coming very late or too late

Full Definition of BELATED

:  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

  1. She received belated recognition for her scientific discovery.

Origin of BELATED

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


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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