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Synonyms of late in English:


  • 1 the train was late
    behind schedule, behind time, behindhand;
    tardy, running late, overdue, belated, delayed
    [Antonyms] punctual, early
  • 2 her late husband
    dead, departed, lamented, passed on/away, deceased
    [Antonyms] alive, existing
  • adverb

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  • 1 she had arrived late
    behind schedule, behind time, behindhand, belatedly, tardily, at the last minute, at the buzzer
    [Antonyms] early
  • 2 I was working late
    after hours, after office hours, overtime
  • 3 don't stay out late
    late at night
    informal till all hours
  • Phrases

    of late
    he's not felt well of late See lately
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