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TARDY (tardier, tardiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tardy mean? 

TARDY (adjective)
  The adjective TARDY has 1 sense:

1. after the expected or usual time; delayed

  Familiarity information: TARDY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TARDY (adjective)

Sense 1tardy [BACK TO TOP]


After the expected or usual time; delayed


belated; tardy; late

Context examples:

a belated birthday card / I'm late for the plane / the train is late / tardy children are sent to the principal / always tardy in making dental appointments


unpunctual (not punctual; after the appointed time)

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