What is another word for belatedly?

Pronunciation: [bɪlˈe͡ɪtɪdli] (IPA)

Belatedly is an adverb that means 'later than expected or usual'. It is often used to describe actions or events that are delayed. The word describes a sense of regret or apology for not doing something earlier. Synonyms for belatedly include tardily, behind schedule, delayed, overdue, and behindhand. These words suggest a sense of lateness or being overdue. Other synonyms for belatedly include too late, delayed reaction, procrastination, and held up. These words all suggest a sense of regret or apology for not doing the action earlier. In all these cases, the sense of being late or overdue is key to the meaning of the word.

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What are the opposite words for belatedly?

Belatedly is an adverb that means "late" or "delayed." The opposite or antonym of belatedly would be "promptly" or "immediately." These words imply a sense of timeliness and efficiency, the exact opposite of belatedly. Another antonym for belatedly could be "early" or "in advance." These words focus on being ahead of schedule and completing tasks before it is too late. While belatedly is a negative term denoting delay, the antonyms offer a positive alternative, emphasizing promptness, timeliness, and preparedness.

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Usage examples for Belatedly

Can't you understand- belatedly, he looked up.
"Out Like a Light"
Gordon Randall Garrett
If my book is criticised as I write it, or directly after I have written it, it is as though I were myself maltreated; but when it appears so belatedly, I am often the harshest critic of all, because my whole point of view may perhaps have shifted, and I may be no longer the man who wrote the book, but a man of larger experience, who can judge perhaps more securely than any one else how far behind life the book lags.
"The Silent Isle"
Arthur Christopher Benson
The truth is that it is really schoolboy humour belatedly prolonged.
"The Silent Isle"
Arthur Christopher Benson

Famous quotes with Belatedly

  • What teens will realize is always a mystery to me. I'm still realizing so many things myself, very belatedly, that it seems unwise to think I have any right to be showing people things in hopes that they'll realize them.
    Diane Duane
  • I think now, we in the international community are belatedly wanting to show our solidarity with the Somali peoples and also do our best to help them move to better times.
    Jan Egeland
  • If the moral approval of religious people were withdrawn from the system of individualism, it could be quickly transformed. Just as the churches belatedly called slavery a sin, and later religious institutions pronounced war to be the world's colossal sin, religious institutions should now declare that sanctioning and supporting the profit system is sin.
    Kirby Page

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