Definitions for: Tardy

[adj] after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

And check the tardy flight of time. --Sandys.

Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave. --Prior.

2. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt;
as, to be tardy in one's payments. --Arbuthnot.

The tardy plants in our cold orchards placed.

3. Unwary; unready. [Obs.] --Hudibras.

4. Criminal; guilty. [Obs.] --Collier.

Syn: Slow; dilatory; tedious; reluctant. See Slow.

Tar"dy, v. t.
To make tardy. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: belated, late, unpunctual

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