behindhand
adjective Date: 1535 1. being in arrears 2. a. being in an inferior position b. being behind schedule

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  • Behindhand — Be*hind hand , adv. & a. [Behind + hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds. [1913 Webster] 2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • behindhand — index delinquent (overdue) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • behindhand — 1520s, from BEHIND (Cf. behind) + HAND (Cf. hand), probably on model of beforehand …   Etymology dictionary

  • behindhand — *tardy, late, overdue Analogous words: dilatory, laggard, *slow: delayed, retarded, detained (see DELAY vb) Antonyms: beforehand Contrasted words: *early, soon, betimes: punctual (see CAREFUL): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • behindhand — [bi hīnd′hand΄] adv., adj. 1. behind in paying debts, rent, etc. 2. behind time; slow; late 3. behind or slow, as in progress …   English World dictionary

  • behindhand — [[t]bɪha͟ɪndhænd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone is behindhand, they have been delayed or have made less progress in their work than they or other people think they should. Poor Dr Pegler got terribly behindhand with his appointments.… …   English dictionary

  • behindhand — /bi huynd hand /, adv., adj. 1. late; tardy. 2. behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads. 3. in debt or arrears. [1520 30; BEHIND + HAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • behindhand — /bəˈhaɪndhænd / (say buh huyndhand), /bi / (say bee ) adjective 1. late. 2. behind in progress; backward. 3. in arrears: *Debbie, I m a business man, and I know you can t get behindhand in money matters and pull up again just when you want to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • behindhand — 1. adjective a) late, tardy, overdue b) in debt, or in arrears 2. adverb a) b …   Wiktionary

  • behindhand — Synonyms and related words: after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, arrested, back, backward, beforehand, behind, behind time, belated, belatedly, blocked, careless, dated, deep into, defaulting, delayed, delayed action, delinquent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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