tar·​di·​ly | \ ˈtär-də-lē How to pronounce tardily (audio) \

Definition of tardily

1 : at a slow pace
2 : late

Examples of tardily in a Sentence

she submitted her scholarship application tardily, so she was not considered the money that I had lent him for the video games came tardily and only after I told him that if he didn't repay me, I was taking them back
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First Known Use of tardily

circa 1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tardily was circa 1598

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“Tardily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tardily. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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