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English adverb: tardily

1. tardily without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')


SamplesHe spoke slowly.
Go easy here--the road is slippery.
Glaciers move tardily.
Please go slow so I can see the sights.


Synonymseasy, slow, slowly


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsapace, chop-chop, quickly, rapidly, speedily

2. tardily later than usual or than expected


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbelatedly, late


Antonymsahead of time, too soon, early









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