behindhand

adjective
be·​hind·​hand | \ bi-ˈhīnd-ˌhand How to pronounce behindhand (audio) , bē- \

Definition of behindhand

1 : being in arrears
2a : being in an inferior position
b : being behind schedule

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Examples of behindhand in a Sentence

the response was behindhand, just like everything else the company did

First Known Use of behindhand

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of behindhand was in 1530

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“Behindhand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behindhand. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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