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Definitions of tardy

  1. To make tardy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Unwary; unready. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Criminal; guilty. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; - opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Tardiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Tardier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Moving slowly; not prompt; late. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Slow, late, sluggish: out of season. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Slow; sluggish; late. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Coming behind time; dilatory; late. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Slow in movement; acting reluctantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Slow; late; dilatory; out of season; reluctant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Slow in motion; sluggish; backward; reluctant; late. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for tardy

  1. Nobody cared, however, and unusual gayety prevailed at the tardy breakfast, to match the bright September morning and the good news of Colonel Gresham. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  2. Isn't your interest in the play a trifle- tardy – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
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