Definition of Belatedly

1. Adverb. Later than usual or than expected. "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"

Exact synonyms: Late, Tardily
Partainyms: Belated, Tardy
Antonyms: Early



Definition of Belatedly

1. Adverb. In a belated manner; tardily ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belatedly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belatedly

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belam
belamies
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beland
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belast
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belate
belated
belatedly (current term)
belatedness
belatednesses
belates
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belaud
belauded
belauding
belauds
belaugh
belave
belaved
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belaving
belawgive

Literary usage of Belatedly

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1. Some Modern Novelists: Appreciations and Estimates by Helen Thomas Follett, Wilson Follett (1918)
"The last decades of the century just gone were the time when the influence of France came belatedly into our fiction ; the Russian influence, anticipated by ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys: Spain by Oecd (2007)
"However it was only belatedly, in 2004, that a strategy was put in place to enable ... Although taken belatedly, these measures should reduce new edifices' ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"How good is the command and control system for the Polaris-type submarine fleet they are now rapidly, if belatedly, building? Will it be "fail-safe"? ..."

4. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"However, the White House and a number of executive agencies either belatedly produced or withheld information requested by the Committees. ..."

5. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"This country is now, and somewhat belatedly, engaged in preparing to throw its full weight into the scales of battle in order to maintain and extend the ..."

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