(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. tardy (see lateness); new, recent; former, sometime; deceased. See newness, past, death. Ant., early.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Tardy]
Syn. too late, held up, overdue, stayed, postponed, put off, not on time, belated, behind time, lagging, delayed, remiss, behindhand, backward, not in time, in the lurch*, later than you think*, at the eleventh hour*; see also slow 2 , 3 .
Ant. early*, punctual, on time.
2. [Recently dead]
Syn. dead, defunct, deceased, departed; see dead 1 .
3. [Recent]
Syn. new, just out, recently published; see fresh 1 .
4. [Far into the night]
Syn. nocturnal, night-loving, after hours, advanced, tardy, toward morning, after midnight.
5. [At an advanced cultural stage]
Syn. developed, cultured, advanced; see modern 1 , 3 .
See Synonym Study at dead .
of late,
Syn. lately, in recent times, a short time ago; see recently .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. tardy overdue, behind, delayed, lagging, slow, held up.
2. recent new, modern, current, up-to-the-minute, fresh.
3. deceased dead, extinct, defunct, bygone, former, past, previous.
ANT.: 1. punctual, on time. 2. early, old. 3. existing, living
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Not being on time: behindhand, belated, overdue, tardy. See TIME. 2. Having been such previously: erstwhile, former, old, once, onetime, past, previous, quondam, sometime, whilom. See PRECEDE. 3. No longer alive: asleep, dead, deceased, defunct, departed, extinct, gone, lifeless. Idioms: at rest, pushing up daisies. See LIVE. II adverb 1. Not on time: behind, behindhand, belatedly, tardily. See TIME. 2. So as to fall behind schedule: behind, behindhand, slow. Idiom: behind time. See TIME. 3. Not long ago: lately, latterly, recently. Idiom: of late. See NEAR, PRECEDE, TIME.

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