Definition of tardy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tardy

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈtɑrdi//
 
tardy (in doing something)(formal)
 
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slow to act, move, or happen; late in happening or arriving The law is often tardy in reacting to changing attitudes. people who are tardy in paying their bills to be tardy for school
NAmE//ˈtɑrdl̩i//
 
adverb
NAmE//ˈtɑrdinəs//
 
noun [uncountable] the tardiness of the company's response
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