adjective, tar·di·er, tar·di·est.
Origin of tardy
Related formstar·di·ly, adverbtar·di·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for tardy
Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Tardy employees approached their work joyously, not stealthily, as is the normal custom of such miscreants.The Triumph of Virginia Dale|John Francis, Jr.
Tardy I might be, but it was hardly conceivable that my presence aboard the rocket could have averted the catastrophe.The Worlds of If|Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Tardy restitution given to a long-suffering people; late righting of an ancient wrong!Vacation days in Greece|Rufus B. Richardson
"Tardy obedience is of the house of mutiny," I said sternly.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston