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Meaning of TARDY

Pronunciation:  'târdee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  after the expected or usual time; delayed; "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"

TARDY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: belated, late, unpunctual



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tar"dy\, a. [Compar. {Tardier}; superl. {Tardiest}.] [F.
    tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L. tardus slow.]
    1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift.
             And check the tardy flight of time.   --Sandys.
             Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave. --Prior.
    2. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt;
       as, to be tardy in one's payments. --Arbuthnot.
             The tardy plants in our cold orchards placed.
    3. Unwary; unready. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
    4. Criminal; guilty. [Obs.] --Collier.
    Syn: Slow; dilatory; tedious; reluctant. See {Slow}.
  2. \Tar"dy\, v. t.
    To make tardy. [Obs.] --Shak.