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Pronunciation:  bi'hInd`hand

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"
  2. [adj]  behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent"

BEHINDHAND is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: behind, in arrears, unpunctual



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*hind"hand`\, adv. & a. [Behind + hand.]
1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have
   exceeded the receipt of funds.

2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is
   seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been
   accomplished; not equally forward with some other person
   or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand
   in studies or in work.

         In this also [dress] the country are very much
         behindhand.                           --Addison.

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