Synonyms and Antonyms of tardy

  1. 1 moving or proceeding at less than the normal, desirable, or required speed thus far progress on the project has been tardy Synonyms crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, languid, leisurely, poking, poky (or pokey), sluggish, snaillike, snail-paced, slow, unhurriedRelated Words deliberate, measured; inactive, inert, lethargic, loafing, lounging; lingering, loitering, tarrying; ambling, heavy-footed, inching, plodding, shuffling, slow-footed; strolling; decelerating, slowing; filibustering, procrastinating, stallingNear Antonyms expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushedAntonyms barreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, scooting, scudding, scurrying, snappy, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping

  2. 2 not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time explained that I was tardy because my car had broken down on the way to work Synonyms behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, lateRelated Words delayed, detained, postponed; dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, poky (or pokey), slow, sluggish, unhurriedNear Antonyms opportune, seasonable, timely; prompt, punctualAntonyms early, inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely

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