AskDefine | Define tardily

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tardily adv
1 without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" [syn: slowly, slow, easy] [ant: quickly]
2 later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday" [syn: late, belatedly] [ant: early]

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Adverb

tardily
  1. in a tardy fashion; belatedly; late
  2. slowly
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