AskDefine | Define behindhand

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behindhand adj : behind schedule; "was behindhand with the rent" adv : in debt; "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills" [syn: behind, in arrears]

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English

Adjective

  1. late, tardy, overdue
  2. in debt, or in arrears

Adverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, arrested, back, backward, beforehand, behind, behind time, belated, belatedly, blocked, careless, dated, deep into, defaulting, delayed, delayed-action, delinquent, derelict, detained, disregardful, early, far on, foredated, held up, hung up, in a bind, in abeyance, in arrear, in arrears, jammed, late, latish, lax, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, moratory, neglectful, never on time, none too soon, nonpaying, obstructed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic, regardless, remiss, retarded, slack, slow, stopped, tardy, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unprogressive, unpunctual, unready, unseasonable, untimely
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