English dictionary

belatedly meaning and definition


Definition of belatedly (adverb)

  1. later than usual or than expected
    • "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
    • synonyms: late, tardily
    • antonym: ahead of time
Source: Princeton University Wordnet