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tardy

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adjective tar·dy \ˈtär-dē\

Simple Definition of tardy

  • : slow in moving, acting, or happening

  • : done or happening late

  • : arriving or doing something late

Full Definition of tardy

tar·di·ertar·di·est

  1. 1 :  moving slowly :  sluggish <the tardy pace at which she was obliged to walk — Charles Dickens>

  2. 2 :  delayed beyond the expected or proper time :  late <a tardy arrival>

tar·di·ness play \ˈtär-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of tardy

  1. She was tardy to work.

  2. They were tardy in filing the application.



Origin of tardy

alteration of earlier tardif, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with tardy


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tardy

noun tar·dy

Definition of tardy

plural tardies

  1. :  an instance of being tardy (as to a class)



1960

First Known Use of tardy

1960


TARDY Defined for Kids

tardy

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adjective tar·dy \ˈtär-dē\

Definition of tardy

tar·di·ertar·di·est

  1. :  not on time :  late

tar·di·ness \ˈtär-dē-nəs\ noun




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