Synonyms of late in English:

late


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adjective

1‘the train was one and a half hours late’

SYNONYMS

behind time, behind schedule, behind, behindhand

not on time, unpunctual, tardy, running late, overdue, long-overdue, delayed, long-delayed, belated

slow, dilatory

ANTONYMS

punctual, early, fast

2‘her late husband’

SYNONYMS

dead, deceased, departed, lamented, passed away, passed on, lost, expired, gone, extinct, perished

ANTONYMS

alive, existing

3‘he was Minister for Education in the late government’

SYNONYMS

previous, preceding, former, past, prior, earlier, as was, sometime, one-time, ex-, erstwhile, old, defunct, precedent, foregoing, no longer extant

ci-devant

formal quondam

archaic whilom

ANTONYMS

current


adverb

1‘she had arrived late’

SYNONYMS

behind schedule, behind time, behindhand, unpunctually, belatedly, tardily, at the last minute, at the tail end

dilatorily, slowly, recently

ANTONYMS

early, betimes

2‘I was working late’

SYNONYMS

after hours, after office hours, overtime, past the usual closing time, past the usual finishing time, past the usual stopping time

3‘I won't have you staying out late’

SYNONYMS

late at night, till the early hours of the morning

informal till the wee small hours, till all hours

British informal until stupid o'clock


Phrases

    of late

      ‘she'd been drinking too much of late’

      SYNONYMS

      recently, lately, latterly, in the past few days, in the last couple of weeks, in recent times

      newly, freshly, not long ago