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English definition of “tardy”

tardy

adjective uk   /ˈtɑː.di/ us    /ˈtɑːr-/ formal
slow or late in happening or arriving: Dinner was somewhat delayed on account of David's rather tardy arrival.Late
tardiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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