later than usual or than expected

the train arrived late


we awoke late


the children came late to school


notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline


I belatedly wished her a happy birthday

Syn: ↑late, ↑tardily
Ant: ↑early (for: ↑late)
Derived from adjective: ↑tardy (for: ↑tardily), ↑belated

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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