Definition of Laggard

1. Noun. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.




2. Adjective. Wasting time.
Exact synonyms: Dilatory, Pokey, Poky
Similar to: Slow
Derivative terms: Poke, Poke

Definition of Laggard

1. a. Slow; sluggish; backward.

2. n. One who lags; a loiterer.

Definition of Laggard

1. Adjective. Hanging back; loitering. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who lags behind; someone who takes more time than is necessary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laggard

1. one that lags [n -S] - See also: lags

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laggard

lagenæ
lager
lager beer
lager lout
lager louts
lager top
lager tops
lagered
lagered up
lagering
lagerphone
lagerphones
lagers
lagerstätte
lagerstätten
laggard (current term)
laggardly
laggardness
laggardnesses
laggards
lagged
laggen
laggens
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laggiest
laggin
lagging
lagging strand

Literary usage of Laggard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Batavia System of Individual Instruction by John Kennedy (1914)
"Chapter XXIX What to do with the laggard* What to do with the laggard in schools is a question pressing for an answer throughout the civilized world. ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of MDCXXIII by William Shakespeare (1871)
"... At London Printed for W. laggard, and are to be sold by W. Leake, at the Greyhound in Paules Churchyard. 1599." 16mo. 36 leaves. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"—A laggard and glutton. j|ORT Wallah-Wallah is a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company, situated just above the mouth of the river of the same name, ..."

4. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Horses—Preparations for Departure— Refusal of Supplies—Departure—A laggard and Glutton. FORT Wallah-Wallah Is a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Old and worn as I am, I shall not be laggard. Though others may lead, I shall not scorn to follow ; and though I may end life in the ranks, ..."

6. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Lady-love, «• Sweetheart, flame. 4. Wife, spouse. move slowly. laggard, n. Loiterer, lingerer, idler, laggard, sau merer. Lagger» M. Loiterer, laggard. ..."

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