Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Coming behind time; dilatory; late.

Part of speech: adjective

Slow in movement; acting reluctantly.

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Usage examples "tardy":

  1. A woman screamed, and every eye turned upon two tardy and uninvited guests, who, leading each other as it were, now entered the scene. - "The Brass Bound Box", Evelyn Raymond.
  2. In this particular instance the result was voices raised in argument- voices that reached Chip, grinning and listening on the porch of the White House- and tardy slumber overtaking a disgruntled Happy Family on the brink of violence. - "The Happy Family", Bertha Muzzy Bower.
  3. The spring has come at last, though tardy and slow in its approach. - "Faith and Unfaith", Duchess.