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laggard

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adjective lag·gard \ˈla-gərd\

Definition of laggard

  1. :  lagging or tending to lag :  dilatory

laggardly

adverb or adjective

laggardness

noun

Examples of laggard in a Sentence

  1. I hate being stuck behind laggard motorists on the freeway.

First Known Use of laggard

1702


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laggard

noun lag·gard

Definition of laggard

  1. :  one that lags or lingers

Examples of laggard in a Sentence

  1. The company has been a laggard in developing new products.

  2. tried to spur on the laggards at the back of the line during the hike

First Known Use of laggard

1705


LAGGARD Defined for English Language Learners

laggard

noun

Definition of laggard for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that does not go or move as quickly as others


LAGGARD Defined for Kids

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laggard

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adjective lag·gard \ˈla-gərd\

Definition of laggard for Students

  1. :  slow to act, move, or respond He was laggard about repaying the debt.


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laggard

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noun lag·gard

Definition of laggard for Students

  1. :  a person who does not go or move as quickly as others



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