belated belated  /bɪ ˈleɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) after the expected or usual time; delayed



  1. The honor was a trifle belated, as Richardson had been acting on stage for three years and costarring in films since 1984's Every Picture Tells a Story.
  2. Judge Bobby DeLaughter, the belated avenger of civil rights martyr Medgar Evers, has been caught in a bribery scandal that has rocked the Mississippi legal establishment.
  3. One child in five is dying - the result of a belated response by the outside world to a food crisis predicted nine months ago.


  1. Change is for the better at Gettysburg

    If you’re looking for a belated Father’s Day gift, or a mini-vacation with the family, a trip to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in the small southern Pennsylvania community should fit the bill while serving as a pleasant surprise.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Olean Times Herald

  2. Lil Wayne Opens Up About His Epilepsy And Retirement Plans

    On Tuesday night (June 12), Lil Wayne made a belated and surprisingly good-humored appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live
    on June 16, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  3. Keep pace on texting

    Pennsylvania's belated law that bans texting while driving hasn't produced many citations because it is a half-measure. The law doesn't bar use of hand-held cellphones while driving, so police have a difficult time determining if drivers are texting or d
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Scranton Times-Tribune


  1. "We've made a major advance in providing belated justice to victims and their families. For the first time in 65 years nations have come together in Prague to provide a guideline and best practices for property confiscated and wrongly seized by the...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Stuart Eizenstat Source: The Move Channel

  2. "After today's recounts, I offer Congressman Hayes a belated congratulation for his victory now that the votes have been counted," Kissell said in a statement.
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Larry Kissell Source: Forbes

  3. "That, however belated, was the right thing to do," said Dick Pound, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Dick Pound Source: ABC News

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