laggard laggard  /ˈlæ ɡərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  2. (adj) wasting time

Usage(s):

  1. He's been locked out of his Jersey trailer home for laggard payments.
  2. He sent Foreign Minister Viacheslav Molotov to London and Washington to promote the second front and jack up laggard shipments of war materiel.
  3. The plot, of a laggard who undergoes rigorous training to become a great fighter, is familiar from many Jackie Chan films, including the one that made him a star, Drunken Master.

News

  1. Today’s 3 Worst Stocks

    Two competitors slide on one’s weak sales; a downgrade dooms another laggard        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Blue Chips Bounce Higher, But Close the Week in the Red

    "We ended the week on a mixed note, as volatility remains with us," noted Schaeffer's Senior Equity Analyst Joe Bell, CMT. "Technology was the big laggard today, after Oracle
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. My Word: Alameda's sales tax deficit threatens city's financial future

    Alameda is the laggard in the east shore area of the East Bay in sales tax performance -- and not by a little, but by a lot.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Alameda Times-Star

Quotes

  1. "I said some years ago that the world needs more 'Canadas,'" said Bono, a powerful voice for African development. "I can't believe that this Canada has become a laggard."
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Bono Source: Canada.com

  2. "At this crucial moment, Canada cannot afford to be a laggard," wrote Dion. "It must help the world community come to agreement that we will not allow global climate to change more than two degrees Celsius."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Stephane Dion Source: Canada.com

  3. "From being a laggard, Greece in a short amount of time is dynamically becoming a leader in the use of new technologies," Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said at the signing ceremony. "Investment in advanced technology ...... is a...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: Reuters

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