laggardly

[lag-erd-lee]
adverb
1.
in the manner of a laggard.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a laggard: He behaved in a laggardly fashion.

Origin:
1825–35; laggard + -ly

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laggard (ˈlæɡəd)
 
n
1.  a person who lags behind
2.  a dawdler or straggler
 
adj
3.  rare sluggish, slow, or dawdling
 
'laggardly
 
adv
 
'laggardness
 
n

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While private companies have responded to the soaring cost of pensions, the public sector has been laggardly.
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