- adj. 缓慢的，迟缓的；迟到的
- n. 迟到
- n. (Tardy)人名；(英、法、捷、匈)塔迪
来自拉丁语 tardus,缓慢的，词源同 retard.
- tardy: see bustard
- tardy (adj.)
- 1520s, "slow," from Old French tardif "slow, late" (12c.), also the name of the snail character in the Roman de Renart, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus "slow, sluggish; late; dull, stupid," of unknown origin. Meaning "late" in English is from 1660s.
This word, not much used in English prose, is constantly employed in the U.S. and in Canada with reference to lateness in school-attendance. [Thornton, "American Glossary," 1912]
Related: Tardily; tardiness. Earlier form of the word in English was tardif, tardyve (late 15c.). Tardity "slowness of movement or action" is recorded in English from early 15c., from Old French tardete, from Latin tarditas.
- 1. The agency was heavily criticised for its tardy response to the hurricane.
- 2. I was as tardy as ever for the afternoon appointments.
- 3. The law is often tardy in reacting to changing attitudes.
- 4. It's impolite to make a tardy appearance.
- 5. The boss is unsatisfied with the tardy tempo.
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