lateness

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late +‎ -ness

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lateness (usually uncountable, plural latenesses)

  1. The property of being late.
    His chronic lateness will cost him a promotion if not his job.
    • 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 103:
      A 40 m.p.h. slack at West Ruislip, quickly followed by a 30 m.p.h. slack at Gerrards Cross, increased our lateness to four minutes at High Wycombe.

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