laggardly
adverb or adjective see laggard I

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  • laggardly — I. lē, li adverb : in a laggard manner Mercury, setting laggardly in the west William Beebe II. adjective : being laggard or a laggard choked on a laggardly crumb Monica Stirling the laggardly employer … should learn to take advantage of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laggardly — /lag euhrd lee/, adv. 1. in the manner of a laggard. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a laggard: He behaved in a laggardly fashion. [1825 35; LAGGARD + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laggardly — laggard ► NOUN ▪ a person who falls behind others. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slower than desired or expected. DERIVATIVES laggardly adjective & adverb. ORIGIN from LAG(Cf. ↑lag) …   English terms dictionary

  • laggardly — 1. adjective resembling a laggard; slow; taking more time than is necessary; lagging behind 2. adverb In the manner of a laggard …   Wiktionary

  • laggardly — adj. slowly; lazily, sluggishly adv. in a slow or sluggish manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laggardly — lag·gard·ly …   English syllables

  • laggard — I. adjective Date: 1702 lagging or tending to lag ; dilatory • laggardly adverb or adjective • laggardness noun II. noun Date: 1705 one that lags or lingers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Conviction (novel) — Conviction   …   Wikipedia

  • laggardness — See laggardly. * * * …   Universalium

  • leisurely — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Enjoying leisure] Syn. lax, slow, free; see comfortable 1 , lazy 1 . 2. [In a manner suggestive of leisure] Syn. slowly, unhurriedly, lazily, deliberately, laggardly, dilatorily, with delay, calmly, composedly,… …   English dictionary for students

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