- a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
- moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
Origin of laggard
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Contemporary Examples of laggard
The U.K. originally hung back from embracing such policies, and as a result was a laggard in developing a solar industry.It’s Always Sunny In England
The Daily Beast
September 17, 2014
Historical Examples of laggard
At length the laggard hands of the clock were close together on the figure 6.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
Not yet, Sire; he is no laggard if he reach it in three hours hence.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
But if Reuben were laggard the innocent guardian dragon was early astir.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
Sir, the gentleman from Georgia has learned much since 1861; but he is still a laggard.
All this I heard, and more than ever chafed at the slackness of our laggard steeds.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
- a person who lags behind
- a dawdler or straggler
- rare sluggish, slow, or dawdling