Definition of Behindhand

1. Adjective. Behind schedule. "Was behindhand with the rent"

Similar to: Unpunctual

2. Adverb. In debt. "In arrears with their utility bills"
Exact synonyms: Behind, In Arrears

Definition of Behindhand

1. adv. & a. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.

Definition of Behindhand

1. Adjective. late, tardy, overdue ¹

2. Adjective. in debt, or in arrears ¹

3. Adverb. belatedly, tardily ¹

4. Adverb. in debt, or in arrears ¹

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Definition of Behindhand

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Behindhand

behind its time
behind someone's back
behind the 8-ball
behind the arc
behind the bit
behind the counter
behind the curve
behind the eight-ball
behind the eight ball
behind the eightball
behind the scenes
behind the times
behind the wheel
behind time
behindhand (current term)

Literary usage of Behindhand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including by Richard Miller Devens (1892)
"US "Enterprise not behindhand.—" Breaking the Ground."—Less than 20 Miles in 1829.—Some 30000 Miles in 1859.—Constant and Rapid Increase. ..."

2. The Journals of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1919)
"The Prussian minister, who is the last here, determined not to be behindhand, and so the thing will be universal. Walked with Peter to the Tuile- ries — a ..."

3. The Life and Labours of Albany Fonblanque by Albany William Fonblanque, Edward Barrington De Fonblanque (1874)
"to which the clerk, determined not to be behindhand with his master in courtly phraseology, responded—' Who putteth her Ladyships trust in thee.'—(1847. ..."

4. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl, John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) (1844)
"Thus did the Directory labour without intermission, and furnish fresh subjects of deliberation for the two councils. who were behindhand m their payments,' ..."

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