American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that lags; a straggler.
- adj. Hanging back or falling behind; dilatory. See Synonyms at slow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slow; sluggish; backward.
- n. One who lags; a loiterer; a lazy, slack fellow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Slow; sluggish; backward.
- n. One who lags; a loiterer.
- n. someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
- adj. wasting time
- From lag + -ard. (Wiktionary)
“He was classified as a laggard on my innovativeness scale because he had not adopted any of the dozen agricultural innovations recommended by agricultural experts.”
“A laggard was the business-jet segment, whose earnings dropped 39% on flat revenue.”
“Another laggard was the Department of Defense, which was among a group of five agencies that only met or surpassed one of its five targets.”
“The point of reference for the laggard is the past.”
“If the people about you are carrying on their business or their benevolence at a pace which drains the life out of you, resolutely take a slower pace; be called a laggard, make less money, accomplish less work than they, but be what you were meant to be and can be.”
“And if the laggard is a man, they imitate the cry with which they call a he-goat; if a woman, the cry with which they call a she-goat.”
“ And if the laggard is a man, they imitate the cry with which they call a he-goat; if a woman, the cry with which they call a she-goat.”
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