The quality or fact of being late; lateness: forgive my tardiness, I had some very important business to attend to
More example sentences
- Luckily, the plane was delayed, so their tardiness at Heathrow went unnoticed.
- Rigidity in the labour market, wage-induced inflation and tardiness in technological adaptation were the predictable results.
- Humiliated by its tardiness in plugging into the Internet boom, Japan is determined not to suffer the same indignity in bioscience.
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