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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Coming after the usual or proper time.

Usage examples (38)
  • The lateness of the mail made paying bills on time difficult.
  • And lateness is very forgivable when there's a hubby-prepared elaborate meal involved.
  • Chronic lateness is often overlooked by Peruvians who consider it an endearing cultural trait.
  • To make matters worse, she doesn't think that her lateness is a big deal. for more
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