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noun as in straggler

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Others attempted the shift to digital, while the laggards seemed to simply hope the world would snap back to physical interactions on the other side of Covid-19.

From Digiday

According to Goldman Sachs, the cash-rich FAAMG quintet have a sizable edge in Capex and R&D spending, suggesting they’re sinking big sums into longterm bets while the laggards pull back.

From Fortune

In January, Tesla joined a pool formed by industry laggard FCA, which has among the highest emissions per vehicle in the EU.

From Fortune

They, like the country they call home, are laggards on climate.

From Vox

Apple also remains a laggard in artificial intelligence, particularly in the increasingly important market for voice-activated digital assistants.

From Fortune

The U.K. originally hung back from embracing such policies, and as a result was a laggard in developing a solar industry.

He did not succeed, for memory was laggard, or his imagination was playing him a trick.

He was always first in the playground and last in class; a leader in mischief, a laggard in study.

As a general thing the herd crowds toward the leaders, and the laggard brings up the rear alone.

Frank was first on hand, as usual, but even laggard Will showed up on time, camera and all.

How is it that the humble mill yonder, whose laggard wheel scarce stirs the water, seems to him like some old familiar thing.

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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to laggard, such as: dawdler, idler, lingerer, loafer, lounger, and slowpoke.

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