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Definition of behindhand:

  1. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.
  2. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.


belatedly, tardily, slow, retarded, unpunctual, backward, late, in arrears, undeveloped, belated, behind, overdue, tardy, time.

  • late (part of speech: adjective)

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