behindhand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From behind +‎ hand.

Adjective[edit]

behindhand (comparative more behindhand, superlative most behindhand)

  1. Late, tardy, overdue.
    • 1975, Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory, OUP 2013, p. 148:
      And so literary an imagination as Blunden's was of course not behindhand in recalling and applying Morris.
  2. in debt, or in arrears

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

behindhand (comparative more behindhand, superlative most behindhand)

  1. belatedly, tardily
  2. in debt, or in arrears