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laggardly

[ lag-erd-lee ]
/ ˈlæg ərd li /
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adverb

in the manner of a laggard.

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a laggard: He behaved in a laggardly fashion.

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Origin of laggardly

First recorded in 1825–35; laggard + -ly
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Example sentences from the Web for laggardly

  • She tried to call upon her pride, but that came very laggardly to the relief of her discomposure.

    The Golden Dog|William Kirby
  • I am thinking of a very wonderful thing and words come laggardly.

    Jungle Peace|William Beebe
  • Mercury, setting laggardly in the west, is gilded anew by our informant as a lightship, or some phare off Cape Imagination.

    Jungle Peace|William Beebe
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