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adjective as in late, slow

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I would very much like to talk to Ford about naming a plant, a building, or something after Joe Louis in a kind of belated act of reparations for this really horrendous file.

Sher led a staff of fewer than 40 lawyers and historians as they combed through decades-old documents in the United States and Europe in the pursuit of belated justice.

She submitted belated applications three times, she said — and hopes they will make it off the waiting list.

Easily the biggest crowd-pleaser on this list, the belated-coming-of-age comedy “We Are Lady Parts” is also a triumph of representation — and a compelling illustration of how quickly online discourse about representation can get distorted.

Some of the belated boost is caused by increased supplies of coronavirus vaccines, which come at a crucial time for the Asia-Pacific region.

Marrero—who only reached “The Show” as a belated 39-year-old rookie—always did possess an odd sense of timing.

But could this invoking of the words of the Godfather of Soul be a belated effort to inflate these flat polling numbers?

But there is a belated wake-up among conservatives opposed to cannibalization.

Rick Santorum, the (belated) winner in Iowa, who had been battling Gingrich for that distinction, is the unambiguous loser.

Some belated scrutiny of the congressional record that later earned him big bucks.

They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!

The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.

Every girl should have one girl's good time, and although mine is belated, it would be silly to let it pass.

Then a belated sense of fear came to her with the consciousness of victory, and she slipped into bed, cold to the bone.

Belated young Tractarians who burn incense in their monastic bedrooms were no more common in Liverpool then than they are to-day.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belated, such as: delayed, long-delayed, overdue, tardy, behindhand, and behind time.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.