tar·​di·​ness | \ ˈtär-dē-nəs How to pronounce tardiness (audio) \

Definition of tardiness

: the quality or state of being tardy or late Students might be sent to Saturday school for any of various infractions, such as tardiness, truancy, smoking, failure to deliver class-work, or creating a disturbance.— Anne H. Soukhanov What you really need is a story that will not only excuse tardiness but encourage your boss to give you the entire day off.— Jeff Foxworthy His habitual tardiness got him fired from job after job, yet he couldn't see the consequences of his actions.— June Kinoshita

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1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tardiness was in 1608

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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