V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) something or someone who lags or takes a long time to do something; (adj.) 1. reluctant and tending to get left behind; 2. tending to waste time
Synonyms: (n.) loafer, dawdler, procrastinator, slowpoke, (adj.) late, lazy, reluctant, sluggish
Antonyms: quick, prompt, timely, diligent
Tips: Think of the related verb lag, which means "to fall behind." A laggard is someone who has fallen behind. Laggard is often used in business to describe underperforming stock.
The laggard legislators could not get the budget together. (procrastinating) adjective
I bet on the horse that was the favorite, but he ended up being a laggard in the race. (slowpoke) noun
My brother-in-law is a laggard and always makes everyone wait for him. (slowpoke, loafer) noun
My laggard co-worker has made us late to every meeting we've attended together. (late, lazy) adjective
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