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late

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of late

  1. 1 not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time <I ran as fast as I could, but was still late for class> Synonyms behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, tardy Related Words delayed, detained, postponed; dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, poky (or pokey), slow, sluggish, unhurried Near Antonyms opportune, seasonable, timely; prompt, punctual Antonyms early, inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely

  2. 2 having been such at some previous time <the late musical director said he would never have allowed such behavior while he was in charge> Synonyms erstwhile, former, old, once, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilomRelated Words bygone, dead, defunct, departed, expired, extinct, gone, long-ago, vanishedNear Antonyms contemporary, current, extant, ongoing, present, present-day; coming, future, prospective, unborn

  3. 3 no longer living <our late granduncle remembered us in his will> Synonyms asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, gone, dead, lifeless, lowRelated Words extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonlivingNear Antonyms animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, runningAntonyms alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

  4. 4 being far along in development <late impressionism gave rise to pointillism> Synonyms developed, evolved, forward, high, higher, improved, advanced, progressive, refinedRelated Words precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-dateNear Antonyms green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized (also undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, pastAntonyms backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped




late

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of late

  1. 1 after the due, usual, or proper time <she has a habit of arriving late for everything> Synonyms belatedly, delinquently, tardily Related Words afterward (or afterwards), anon, eventually, later, latterly, subsequently, thereafter; dilatorily, laggardly, pokily, slow, slowly, sluggishly Near Antonyms immediately, promptly, punctually; pronto, quickly, rapidly, snappily, speedily, swiftly Antonyms beforehand, early, inopportunely, precociously, prematurely, unseasonably

  2. 2 not long ago <the actress, late of New York but now of Los Angeles, is being eagerly sought for film roles> Synonyms freshly, just, newly, lately, new, now, only, recentlyRelated Words latterlyNear Antonyms ago, before, earlier, early, erstwhile, formerly, previously; heretofore, hithertoAntonyms anciently




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