Meaning of “belated” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “belated” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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belatedadjective

us /bɪˈleɪ·t̬ɪd/

coming later than expected:

He did make a belated attempt to apologize.
belatedly
adverb us /bɪˈleɪ·t̬ɪd·li/

(Definition of “belated” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)