A piece of paper given to students who are late to class - "The teacher gave her a tardy because she did not come into the classroom until after the bell."
Late; overdue or delayed - "He yawned, then raised a tardy hand over his mouth."
ineffectual; slow witted, slow to act, or dullard - "His tardy performance bordered on incompetence."
after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"
To make tardy
Not being inseason; late; dilatory; opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments
Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift
If you describe something or someone as tardy, you think that they are later than they should be or later than expected. He wept for the loss of his mother and his tardy recognition of her affection + tardiness tar·di·ness His legendary tardiness left audiences waiting for hours
late; delayed past the expected time; slow, sluggish sıfat
disapproval If you describe someone or something as tardy, you are criticizing them because they are slow to act. companies who are tardy in paying bills + tardiness tar·di·ness England's tardiness in giving talented young players greater international experience
in a tardy fashion; belatedly; late
The result or product of being tardy
The state or quality of being tardy
slowly, sluggishly; late, belatedly
later than usual or than expected; "the 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"
In a tardy manner; slowly
without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time