V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

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.

Usage Examples:

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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