Definition of tardy:
drowsy, previous, moderate, recent, later, time, inactive, slack, procrastinating, behindhand, laggard, gradual, slow-going, behindhand, dawdling, sluggish, dull, slow-paced, too late, former, dilatory, delaying, fast, poky, slow, slow-footed, inert, deliberate, lingering.
Gantheaume's hesitation, his frequent tergiversations, his arrival at Toulon, his tardy departure, and his return to that port on the 19th of February 1801, only ten days prior to Admiral Keith's appearance with Sir Ralph Abercromby off Alexandria, completely foiled all the plans which Bonaparte had conceived of conveying succour and reinforcements to a colony on the brink of destruction.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- "Stories Of Georgia 1896", Joel Chandler Harris.
He was a parish child born in the workhouse, the offspring of a half- witted orphan girl and a sturdy vagrant, partly tinker, partly ballad- singer, who took good care to disappear before the strong arm of justice, in the shape of a tardy warrant and a halting constable, could contrive to intercept his flight.- "Jesse Cliffe", Mary Russell Mitford.