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 for tardy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tardy \Tar"dy\, a. [Compar. Tardier; superl. Tardiest.] [F.
     tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L. tardus slow.]
     1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift.
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              And check the tardy flight of time.   --Sandys.
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              Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave. --Prior.
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     2. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt;
        as, to be tardy in one's payments. --Arbuthnot.
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              The tardy plants in our cold orchards placed.
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     3. Unwary; unready. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
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     4. Criminal; guilty. [Obs.] --Collier.
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     Syn: Slow; dilatory; tedious; reluctant. See Slow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tardy \Tar"dy\, v. t.
     To make tardy. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated
             birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is
             late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal";
             "always tardy in making dental appointments" [syn:
             belated, late, tardy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "tardy":
     ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, arrested, back, backward,
     beforehand, behind, behind time, behindhand, belated, blocked,
     checked, dated, delayed, delayed-action, detained, dilatory, early,
     foredated, held up, hung up, impeded, in a bind, in abeyance,
     indolent, jammed, lackadaisical, languid, late, latish, lethargic,
     listless, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, moratory,
     never on time, obstructed, out of date, out of season, overdue,
     parachronistic, past due, phlegmatic, postdated, prochronistic,
     reluctant, retarded, set back, slack, slothful, slow, slowed down,
     sluggish, stopped, unpunctual, unready, unseasonable, untimely

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