tardy employees approached their work joyously, not stealthily, as is the normal custom of such miscreants.
tardy recollection that she was altogether too heavy for comfort brought her to her feet.
tardy I might be, but it was hardly conceivable that my presence aboard the rocket could have averted the catastrophe.
tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place.
tardy decision was the stumbling-block in the path of this well meaning man.
tardy restitution given to a long-suffering people; late righting of an ancient wrong!
tardy and insufficient amends, which reveal the weakness of authority, as well as the resistance with which it was opposed!
"tardy obedience is of the house of mutiny," I said sternly.
late 14c. (implied in tardity), from Old French tardif (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus "slow, sluggish, dull, stupid," of unknown origin. Related: Tardily; tardiness.