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  1. the state or quality of being later than the usual or proper time, or an instance of this; lateness:Please forgive my tardiness in communicating with everyone once again.

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How to use tardiness in a sentence

  • The charges were not based on minor complaints of tardiness or failing to maintain one’s uniform.

    How Criminal Cops Often Avoid Jail | by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press | September 23, 2020 | ProPublica
  • tardiness on the part of any pupil doing the work meant a loss of so many credits already accumulated.

    School Credit for Home Work | Lewis Raymond Alderman
  • tardiness is a disappointment and an interruption; a kind of falsehood and theft of time.

    The Choctaw Freedmen | Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • tardiness is reported to be much less in home credit schools.

    School Credit for Home Work | Lewis Raymond Alderman