tardy

  • 1 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]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tardy — is a surname, and may refer to: *John Tardy *Donald Tardyee also*Tardy Gate, a village in Lancashire …

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  • 3 Tardy — ist der Familienname der folgenden Personen: Donald Tardy, US amerikanischer Schlagzeuger Gregory „Greg“ Tardy (* 3. Februar 1966), US amerikanischer Jazz Musiker John Tardy, US amerikanischer Sänger Diese Seite ist eine Be …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 tardy — adj Tardy, late, behindhand, overdue can all designate persons or things that do not arrive or take place at the time set, the time due, or the expected and usual time. Tardy implies a lack of promptness or punctuality or a coming or happening or …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Tardy — Tar dy, v. t. To make tardy. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 tardy — index back (in arrears), dilatory, overdue, remiss Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Tardy — Du latin populaire tardivus (= lent, tardif). Pourrait désigner un personnage lent, ou encore un enfant dont la naissance a été tardive, à moins qu il ne s agisse d un prénom médiéval. Le nom est fréquent dans la région Rhône Alpes. Variante :… …

    Noms de famille

  • 8 tardy — late 14c. (implied in tardity), from O.Fr. tardif (12c.), from V.L. *tardivus, from L. tardus slow, sluggish, dull, stupid, of unknown origin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 tardy — [adj] late backward, behindhand, belated, dawdling, delayed, delinquent, detained, dilatory, held up, hung up*, in a bind, jammed, laggard, loitering, not arrived, not done, overdue, procrastinating, retarded, slack, slow, sluggish, strapped for… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 tardy — ► ADJECTIVE (tardier, tardiest) 1) delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time; late. 2) slow in action or response. DERIVATIVES tardily adverb tardiness noun. ORIGIN Latin tardus slow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 tardy — [tär′dē] adj. tardier, tardiest [LME tardyve < OFr tardif < VL * tardivus < L tardus, slow, prob. < IE base * ter , delicate, weak > Gr terēn, tender] 1. slow in moving, acting, etc. 2. behind time; late, delayed, or dilatory… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Tardy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homophone, voir Tardi. Patronymie Tardy est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Benjamin Tardy (1988 ), joueur de rugby …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 tardy — [[t]tɑ͟ː(r)di[/t]] tardier, tardiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as tardy, you think that they are later than they should be or later than expected. [LITERARY] He wept for the loss of his mother and his tardy recognition of …

    English dictionary

  • 14 tardy — I UK [ˈtɑː(r)dɪ] / US [ˈtɑrdɪ] adjective Word forms tardy : adjective tardy comparative tardier superlative tardiest formal 1) slow to do something They have been rather tardy in responding to our request. 2) arriving late a tardy reply Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tardy — tar|dy [ˈta:di US ˈta:rdi] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: tardif tardy (15 16 centuries), from Old French, from Vulgar Latin tardivus, from Latin tardus late ] 1.) arriving or done late ▪ Do please forgive this tardy reply. ▪ He s been… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 tardy — I. adjective (tardier; est) Etymology: alteration of earlier tardif, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus Date: 15th century 1. moving slowly ; sluggish < the tardy pace at which she was obliged to walk Charles… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 tardy — 1. adjective a) Late; overdue or delayed. He yawned, then raised a tardy hand over his mouth. b) ineffectual; slow witted, slow to act, or dullard His tardy performance bordered on incompetence. Syn: belated, long delayed …

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  • 18 tardy — tar|dy1 [ tardi ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) arriving late for something, especially a class 2. ) slow to do something: They have been rather tardy in responding to our request. ╾ tar|di|ness noun uncount tardy tar|dy 2 [ tardi ] noun count AMERICAN… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 tardy — tardily, adv. tardiness, n. /tahr dee/, adj., tardier, tardiest. 1. late; behind time; not on time: How tardy were you today? 2. moving or acting slowly; slow; sluggish. 3. delaying through reluctance. [1475 85; earlier tardive, tardif < OF < VL… …

    Universalium

  • 20 tardy — adj. Tardy is used with these nouns: ↑bell …

    Collocations dictionary


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