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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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