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ˈlæg ərdlag·gard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(adj)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

  2. dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey(adj)

    wasting time

Wiktionary

  1. laggard(Noun)

    Someone who lags behind; someone who takes more time than is necessary.

  2. laggard(Adjective)

    Hanging back; loitering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laggard(adj)

    slow; sluggish; backward

    Etymology: [Lag + -ard.]

  2. Laggard(noun)

    one who lags; a loiterer

    Etymology: [Lag + -ard.]

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laggard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laggard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of laggard in a Sentence

  1. Getachew Belay:

    Historically, Africa has been a laggard to accept new agricultural technologies. For GM crops, much of the problem lies in the perception, exaggerated fear and conflicting messages sent to policy making.

  2. Steven Leung , sales director:

    Jack Ma’s reappearance has given investors peace of mind after a lot of rumours, allowing them to pile into the stock which had been a laggard in the market.

  3. Michael James:

    In spite of the disappointment from the financials, which have been and continue to be a laggard ... there's still relative strength.

  4. Brad Coleman:

    The activist investor agenda heightens the sense that, if you're a laggard for a long time on the public market, what do you do? the markets are less patient, boards are less patient, management teams are worried.

  5. Larry Glazer:

    State Street is a notable laggard in adviser support, given State Street’s scale and first mover advantage as an ETF pioneer, they have abysmal adviser support. It's almost a laughing matter in the industry.

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