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laggard

[lag-erd] /ˈlæg ərd/
noun
1.
a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
adjective
2.
moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; lag1 + -ard
Related forms
laggardness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laggardness

laggard

/ˈlæɡəd/
noun
1.
a person who lags behind
2.
a dawdler or straggler
adjective
3.
(rare) sluggish, slow, or dawdling
Derived Forms
laggardly, adverb
laggardness, noun
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Word Origin and History for laggardness

laggard

1702 (adj.), from lag (v.) + -ard. From 1757 as a noun.

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