Tardier
Tardy 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. [1913 Webster]

And check the tardy flight of time. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The tardy plants in our cold orchards placed. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. Unwary; unready. [Obs.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

4. Criminal; guilty. [Obs.] --Collier. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Slow; dilatory; tedious; reluctant. See {Slow}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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