adjective, tar·di·er, tar·di·est.
- tardive cyanosis,
- tardive dyskinesia,
- target cell
Origin of tardy
Examples from the Web for tardiness
Tardiness is reported to be much less in home credit schools.
Tardiness is a disappointment and an interruption; a kind of falsehood and theft of time.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
Tardiness on the part of any pupil doing the work meant a loss of so many credits already accumulated.
adjective -dier or -diest
Word Origin for tardy
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.