be·lat·ed [bih-ley-tid] (previously 05-11-13)
1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings.
2. late, delayed, or detained: We started the meeting without the belated representative.
3. Archaic. obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: a belated view of world politics.
4. Archaic. overtaken by darkness or night.
overdue, tardy, delayed, remiss, behindhand, unpunctual
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Origin: 1610–20; belate to delay (be- + late) + -ed
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