adjective, tar·di·er, tar·di·est.
Words nearby tardy
Origin of tardy
OTHER WORDS FROM tardytar·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