belated

[bih-ley-tid]
adjective
1.
coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings.
2.
late, delayed, or detained: We started the meeting without the belated representative.
3.
Archaic. obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: a belated view of world politics.
4.
Archaic. overtaken by darkness or night.

Origin:
1610–20; belate to delay (be- + late) + -ed2

belatedly, adverb
belatedness, noun
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belated (bɪˈleɪtɪd)
 
adj
late or too late: belated greetings
 
be'latedly
 
adv
 
be'latedness
 
n

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belated
1610s, "overtaken by night," pp. adj. from belate "to make late, detain," from be- + late. Sense of "coming past due, behind date" is from 1660s. Related: Belatedly.
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Example sentences
The administration has, perhaps, begun to learn a belated lesson.
Sorry for my belated response.
It is a belated, bittersweet triumph, but far more sweet than sad.
Last week, the fashion world paid belated homage to one of its brightest stars
  of the 1960's.
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