Definitions for tardiness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tar•dyˈtɑr di(adj.)-di•er, -di•est.

  1. late; behind time; not on time.

  2. moving or acting slowly; sluggish.

  3. delaying through reluctance.

Origin of tardy:

1475–85; earlier tardive, tardif < OF < VL *tardīvus= L tard(us) slow +-īvus -ive


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tardiness(noun)

    the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time


  1. tardiness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being tardy.

  2. tardiness(Noun)

    The result or product of being tardy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tardiness(noun)

    the quality or state of being tardy


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