Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Loiteringly; lazily; sluggishly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling a laggard; slow; taking more time than is necessary; lagging behind
  • adverb In the manner of a laggard.

Etymologies

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laggard +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "But the country's attitude is very relevant to whether we're gonna - and when we do come out of this - we are seeing signs that we're coming out of the recession right now - as we come out of that recession, do we come out kind of laggardly and kind of just a slow bump which is what people are saying right now.

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  • "But the country's attitude is very relevant to whether we're gonna - and when we do come out of this - we are seeing signs that we're coming out of the recession right now - as we come out of that recession, do we come out kind of laggardly and kind of just a slow bump which is what people are saying right now.

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  • "But the country's attitude is very relevant to whether we're gonna - and when we do come out of this - we are seeing signs that we're coming out of the recession right now - as we come out of that recession, do we come out kind of laggardly and kind of just a slow bump which is what people are saying right now.

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  • "But the country's attitude is very relevant to whether we're gonna - and when we do come out of this - we are seeing signs that we're coming out of the recession right now - as we come out of that recession, do we come out kind of laggardly and kind of just a slow bump which is what people are saying right now.

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  • An especially laggardly passage is set at a secret CIA installation, where too many mutants temporarily spoil the froth.

    Surprise: A Newly Exhilarating 'X-Men'

  • That American postmodernists might seem laggardly in their capacity for game-playing and their delight in "incongruity" when compared to a Georges Perec or a Raymond Queneau would no doubt strike certain no-nonsence American readers and critics as outlandish.

    Art and Culture

  • The FEC's often laggardly pace is illustrated by many of the cases outlined in the lawsuit.

    Group sues Federal Election Commission, saying its slow response limits appeals

  • The FEC's often laggardly pace is illustrated by many of the cases outlined in the lawsuit.

    Group sues Federal Election Commission, saying its slow response limits appeals

  • But then there's that laggardly 15 percent that expect to be in the stores until at least Christmas Eve.

    The procrastinator's gift guide

  • AWEA then embraced this as a goal, but with a laggardly 2030 timeline.

    Tom Weis: Leading the World's Green Industrial Revolution

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