adjective, tar·di·er, tar·di·est.
Origin of tardy
Examples from the Web for tardily
Tardily it spread to South America, where it appeared in 1829, and more recently it has been established in Australia.
Tardily the men advanced, and any acute observer would have seen they had little heart in the business.War and the Weird|Forbes Phillips
Tardily enough he now succumbed to the silent entreaties of his wife.Fire-Tongue|Sax Rohmer
Tardily, indeed, he appears to have acknowledged the contradiction.Spenser|R. W. Church
Tardily she made approach, blushing with increasing loveliness, and appeared in the presence of the princes.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for tardily
adjective -dier or -diest
Word Origin for tardy
Word Origin and History for tardily
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.