belated definition

  • adjective:
    • Having been delayed; done or delivered too-late: a belated birthday celebration card.
    • later on in relation to the proper time something should have happened.
    • Delayed beyond the usual time; too-late; overtaken when the sun goes down; benighted.
    • after the anticipated or normal time; delayed
  • verb:
    • Simple past tight and past participle of belate.
  • others:
    • Coming or keeping too-late; overtaken by lateness, particularly during the night; benighted; delayed.

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