Definition of Tardily

1. Adverb. Without speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly'). "Please go slow so I can see the sights"

Exact synonyms: Easy, Slow, Slowly
Language type: Colloquialism
Antonyms: Quickly
Partainyms: Slow



2. Adverb. Later than usual or than expected. "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
Exact synonyms: Belatedly, Late
Partainyms: Belated, Tardy
Antonyms: Early

Definition of Tardily

1. adv. In a tardy manner; slowly.

Definition of Tardily

1. Adverb. in a tardy fashion; belatedly; late ¹

2. Adverb. slowly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tardily

1. tardy [adv] - See also: tardy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tardily

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tardigrada
tardigrade
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tardily (current term)
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tardity
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tardive dyskinesia
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Literary usage of Tardily

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1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... has violated and defied, shall demand of you that retribution, though tardily, shall yet be surely done upon the shedder of innocent and precious blood. ..."

2. The History of Rome by Livy (1888)
"... the signal being given too tardily to the legionary cavalry, and their not being allowed to pursue the fugitives." It was agreed, that no resolution ..."

3. Diary Illustrative of the Times of George the Fourth by Charlotte Campbell Bury (1838)
"Mais tot ou tard tout se suit; and the public award is generally just at the last, though often too tardily so, to affect beneficially the happiness of the ..."

4. A History of the British Empire in the Nineteenth Century by Marcus Robert Phipps Dorman (1904)
"... and Prussia—Battle of Eylau—Grenville's Government act tardily—Clause in Mutiny Bill in favour of Roman Catholics—The King resists and afterwards yields ..."

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