Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Belated

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

Belated (adjective)
be·lat·ed [bih-ley-tid]


adjective
1. coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time: belated birthday greetings.
2. late, delayed, or detained: We started the meeting without the belated representative.
3. Archaic. obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: a belated view of world politics.
4. Archaic. overtaken by darkness or night.

OTHER WORDS FROM BELATED
be·lat·ed·ly, adverb
be·lat·ed·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO BELATED
overdue, tardy, delayed, remiss, behindhand, behind time, unpunctual

See synonyms for: belated / belatedly / belatedness on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1610–20; belate to delay ( be- + late) + -ed

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BELATED
Marrero—who only reached “The Show” as a belated 39-year-old rookie—always did possess an odd sense of timing.
HAVANA BIDS ADIOS TO CONRADO MARRERO, MLB’S OLDEST PLAYER|PETER C. BJARKMAN|APRIL 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

But could this invoking of the words of the Godfather of Soul be a belated effort to inflate these flat polling numbers?
WHY MITT ROMNEY’S USE OF JAMES BROWN ANNOYS BLACK VOTERS|MANSFIELD FRAZIER|AUGUST 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST

But there is a belated wake-up among conservatives opposed to cannibalization.
WILL DICK LUGAR BE THE RINO-HUNTERS’ LATEST TROPHY?|JOHN AVLON|MAY 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Rick Santorum, the (belated) winner in Iowa, who had been battling Gingrich for that distinction, is the unambiguous loser.
NEWT GINGRICH SCORES MAJOR UPSET IN SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY|HOWARD KURTZ|JANUARY 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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