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tardy

adjective

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 of tardy crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, languid, leisurely, poking, poky (or pokey), sluggish, snaillike, snail-paced, slow, unhurriedWords Related to tardy 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 of tardy expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushedAntonyms of tardy 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 of tardy behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, lateWords Related to tardy delayed, detained, postponed; dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, poky (or pokey), slow, sluggish, unhurriedNear Antonyms of tardy opportune, seasonable, timely; prompt, punctualAntonyms of tardy early, inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely



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