laggard

  • 1 laggard — lag‧gard [ˈlægəd ǁ ərd] noun [countable] COMMERCE a company, country etc that is not developing as quickly or doing as well as others: • The companies were split into three groups: top performers, average firms and laggards. laggard adjective * * …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Laggard — Lag gard, a. [Lag + ard.] Slow; sluggish; backward. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Laggard — Lag gard, n. One who lags; a loiterer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 laggard — index disinclined, indolent, lifeless (dull), otiose, truant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 laggard — 1702 (adj.), from LAG (Cf. lag) (v.) + ARD (Cf. ard). From 1757 as a noun …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 laggard — adj dilatory, *slow, leisurely, deliberate Analogous words: dawdling, loitering, delaying, procrastinating (see DELAY): *lethargic, sluggish, comatose: phlegmatic, apathetic, *impassive Antonyms: prompt, quick Contrasted words: alert, wide awake …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 laggard — [n] straggler dawdler, idler, lingerer, loafer, lounger, slowpoke, slow starter; concept 151 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 laggard — [lag′ərd] n. [< LAG1 + ARD] a slow person, esp. one who is always falling behind; loiterer adj. slow or late in doing things; falling behind laggardly adv., adj …

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  • 10 Laggard — A stock or security that is underperforming. A laggard will have lower than average returns compared to the market. A laggard is the opposite of a leader. In most cases, a laggard refers to a stock. The term can also, however, describe a… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 11 laggard — UK [ˈlæɡə(r)d] / US [ˈlæɡərd] noun [countable] Word forms laggard : singular laggard plural laggards old fashioned a person or organization that is slow to do something or slow to make progress Derived word: laggard UK / US adjective …

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  • 12 laggard — [[t]læ̱gə(r)d[/t]] laggards N COUNT If you describe a country, company, or product as a laggard, you mean that it is not performing as well as its competitors. The company has developed a reputation as a technological laggard in the personal… …

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  • 13 laggard — 1. adjective /ˈlaɡəd/ Hanging back; loitering. But come lets wing our Steps with utmost Speed,The swiftest Haste is laggard to the Deed. 2. noun /ˈlaɡəd/ Someone who lags behind; someone who takes more time than is necessary …

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  • 14 laggard — n. Loiterer, lingerer, idler, laggard, saunterer …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 laggard — laggardness, n. /lag euhrd/, n. 1. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer. adj. 2. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward. [1695 1705; LAG1 + ARD] * * * …

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  • 17 laggard — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, apathetic, backward, balking, balky, bone lazy, cadging, clock watcher, comatose, dallier, dallying, dawdle, dawdler, delaying, deliberate, diddler, dilatory, dillydallier, dillydallying, do nothing,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 laggard — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lingerer, loiterer (see slowness). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. loiterer, straggler, slowpoke, dawdler, loafer, slouch. III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. straggler, slowpoke, dawdler, lagger, dallier,… …

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  • 19 laggard — lag|gard [ˈlægəd US ərd] n old fashioned [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: LAG1] someone or something that is very slow or late >laggardly adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 laggard — lag|gard [ lægərd ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a person or organization that is slow to do something or slow to make progress ╾ lag|gard adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English