tardiness is a disappointment and an interruption; a kind of falsehood and theft of time.
tardiness is reported to be much less in home credit schools.
tardiness on the part of any pupil doing the work meant a loss of so many credits already accumulated.
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.