BELATED: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for BELATED?

Need another word that means the same as “belated”? Find 9 synonyms and 30 related words for “belated” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Belated” are: late, tardy, overdue, behindhand, behind time, behind schedule, delayed, running late, unpunctual

Belated as an Adjective

Definitions of "Belated" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “belated” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Coming or happening later than should have been the case.
  • After the expected or usual time; delayed.

Synonyms of "Belated" as an adjective (9 Words)

behind scheduleHaving the lower score or lagging position in a contest.
behind timeHaving the lower score or lagging position in a contest.
behindhandUnaware of recent events.
Was behindhand with the rent.
delayedNot as far along as normal in development.
lateOf a later stage in the development of a language or literature used especially of dead languages.
Later medical science could have saved the child.
overdue(of a baby) not having been born by the expected time.
She was overdue for some leave.
running lateMoving or issuing in a stream.
tardySlow in action or response; sluggish.
This makes the car feel tardy in quick manoeuvres.
unpunctualNot punctual; after the appointed time.
The trains into Tbilisi were notoriously unpunctual.

Usage Examples of "Belated" as an adjective

  • A belated birthday card.
  • A belated apology.

Associations of "Belated" (30 Words)

adulthoodThe state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity.
Most of the larvae die although some survive to adulthood.
afternoonIn the afternoon every afternoon.
He spent a quiet afternoon in the park.
aprilThe month following March and preceding May.
backTravel backward.
Demetrius broke its back on the rocks in a force 11 gale.
concomitantFollowing or accompanying as a consequence.
Concomitant with his obsession with dirt was a desire for order.
doyenA man who is the senior member of a group.
He became the doyen of British physicists.
emergingComing to maturity.
Established and emerging artists.
fiftiesThe decade from 1950 to 1959.
freshlyNewly; recently.
A freshly cleaned floor.
futureBulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date.
He was preparing for future employment opportunities.
hithertoUntil now or until the point in time under discussion.
Hitherto part of French West Africa Benin achieved independence in 1960.
lateLater than usual or than expected.
They won the game with a late goal.
laterAt a time in the near future; soon or afterwards.
Later medical science could have saved the child.
latestUp to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date.
The very latest scientific discoveries.
newlyVery recently.
Newly raised objections.
nightThe darkness of night.
Wasn t it a great night out.
pluperfectThe pluperfect tense.
He spoke with pluperfect precision.
posthumousOccurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator.
A posthumous daughter.
presentlyIn the near future.
There are presently 1 128 people on the waiting list.
recentOf the immediate past or just previous to the present time.
Recent graduates.
recentlyIn the recent past.
He was in Paris recently.
shortlyIn a short time; soon.
They received a letter shortly outlining the proposals.
sluggishNot active or brisk.
A sluggish worker.
sometimeAt some unspecified or unknown time.
The sometime editor of the paper.
soonUsed to indicate one’s preference in a particular matter.
I wish you d told me sooner.
subsequent(of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the resistance to erosion of the underlying rock, and typically following the strike of the strata.
Subsequent developments.
tardySlow in action or response; sluggish.
This makes the car feel tardy in quick manoeuvres.
thenUsed at the end of a sentence to emphasize an inference being drawn.
The then president.
thereafterFrom that time on.
Thereafter he never called again.
timing(in an internal combustion engine) the times when the valves open and close, and the time of the ignition spark, in relation to the movement of the piston in the cylinder.
One of the secrets of cricket is good timing.

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