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delayed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

as in late, belated

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  • antemortem

delayed

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of delayed (Entry 2 of 3)

as in postponed, deferred

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delayed

verb
past tense of delay

Synonyms & Antonyms of delayed (Entry 3 of 3)

2 to assign to a later time
  • our guests delayed their departure until after dinner

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“Delayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delayed. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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