Definition of belatedness in US English:



  • See belated

    • ‘He did not have before him the example of Taylor's belatedness.’
    • ‘Because of the belatedness of capitalist development, the working class was numerically too weak to carry out the democratic and national struggle.’
    • ‘Marina rolled her eyes - why did she get the feeling that belatedness was inherited from her mother's side of the family?’
    • ‘I apologise for the belatedness, because these correspondents were ahead of the curve.’
    • ‘I apologize for my belatedness, but you seemed to have managed just fine on your own.’