Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 06/10/19 Belated

Oh, how fitting and completely by accident. I forgot to post yesterday's this is a belated posting. heh

Belated (adjective)
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 obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: a belated view of world politics.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.

be·lat·ed·ly, adverb
be·lat·ed·ness, noun

overdue, tardy, delayed, remiss, behindhand, unpunctual

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Origin: 1610–20; belate to delay (be- + late) + -ed

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