behindhand definition

  • adjective:
    • Being in arrears.
    • Being behind time; slow. See Synonyms at tardy.
    • belated, tardy, overdue
    • in debt, or perhaps in arrears
    • behind routine
  • adverb:
    • belatedly, tardily
    • with debt, or in arrears
    • In arrears financially; in circumstances where expenses have actually surpassed the bill of resources.
    • In a situation of backwardness, according from what is seasonable or proper, or as to what needs to have already been carried out; perhaps not similarly forward with a few other individual or thing; dilatory; backward; later; tardy.
    • in debt
  • others:
    • in rear; in a backward state; maybe not adequately advanced level; perhaps not similarly higher level with other individual or thing: as, behindhand in researches or work.
    • Late; delayed beyond the correct time; behind the full time ready or expected.
    • In circumstances which spending moved beyond earnings; in circumstances in which means are not adequate towards supply of desires; in arrear: as, becoming behindhand within one's circumstances; you are behindhand along with your payments.
    • Underhand; secret; clandestine.

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