Behindhand

Definition of Behindhand

Be`hind´hand`
adv. & a.1.
1.In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.
2.In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.
In this also [dress] the country are very much behindhand.
- Addison.

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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lax, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, moratory, neglectful, never on time, none too soon, nonpaying, obstructed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic, regardless, remiss, retarded, slack, slow, stopped, tardy, underdeveloped,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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