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Below you will find the definition of laggard, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
EXAMPLES - Laggard in a Sentence
- The point of reference for the laggard is the past. (source)
- Tories deny Canada a 'laggard' at anti-bribery measures (source)
- Kentucky and Indiana also fell into the "laggard" category. (source)
- "laggard" when it came to proper investment in human capacity. (source)
- The 30-year bond was the distinct laggard, down 11/32 to yield 3.061%. (source)
- "laggard" district with MDM lacking in almost 70 per cent of its schools. (source)
- Girls and high school sports: complaints tag laggard schools - CSMonitor.com (source)
- Forbes: And talking about Europe, why has Western Europe been such a laggard? (source)
- A laggard was the business-jet segment, whose earnings dropped 39% on flat revenue. (source)
- His eyes were glazed and he was laggard in his movements as he walked through the arena. (source)
- The stock, which was the Dow's biggest laggard last year, has gained 13% the past three days. (source)
- The "laggard" will be Emerging Europe, which will only grow between 1.5 percent and 2 percent. (source)
- But America was a laggard, because of the Food and Drug Administration's laborious approval process. (source)
- Hershey, which not long ago was a laggard among the largest packaged-food companies, has been resurgent. (source)
- Goldman Sachs analyst Susan Friar recently called Microsoft a "laggard" in moving to browser-based software. (source)
- Since this was always a war of American machismo, there is no reason for Britain to be the laggard in ending it. (source)
- But if seen along with the RBI's laggard behavior over the past year, Mr. Subbarao continues to betray his weakness. (source)
- The state of Tennessee has been a "laggard" when it comes to attracting and spending federal economic stimulus dollars, (source)
- But China remains a chronic laggard as it falls behind in implementing its agreements under the World Trade Organization. (source)
- Onvia Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVI) on Wednesday dubbed Ohio a "laggard" in attracting and awarding funding from the stimulus package. (source)
- "I've watched and built a career on migrating the whole newspaper to the web, and the obituary section is the laggard category." (source)
- And if the laggard is a man, they imitate the cry with which they call a he-goat; if a woman, the cry with which they call a she-goat. (source)
- Onvia Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVI) on Wednesday dubbed Ohio a "laggard" in attracting and awarding funding from the $787 billion stimulus package. (source)
- Another laggard was the Department of Defense, which was among a group of five agencies that only met or surpassed one of its five targets. (source)
- Unfortunately all crops have not responded to the lovely weather, and a school report on them would contain the phrases "laggard" and "could do better". (source)
- For some things I happily fall in the "early majority" but for other things, I surprisingly fall in the "laggard" area, or at the very least, "late majority". (source)
- Nepal is seen as a 'laggard' though, according to a South Asian ICT (information and communication technologies) policy and regulation think tank called LIRNEasia. (source)
- Sprint is oftentimes seen as the "laggard" of the bunch when it comes to viewing the major U.S. cell phone operators, regardless of whether or not that's legitimate. (source)
- But TI labelled Canada a "laggard" last year for failing to adequately enforce the OECD convention aimed at ensuring its companies aren't engaging in dirty deals abroad. (source)
- Google fell 53.58, or 8.4%, to 585.99, and was the S&P 500's biggest laggard after reporting late Thursday fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of expectations. (source)
- Sony, a laggard in the booming tablet market, unveiled the first tablets that it will use to attempt to grab second place in the market created and still dominated by Apple's iPad. (source)
- Results were mixed, but most states joined Tennessee in the "laggard" category, meaning they attracted less than $1,100 in stimulus funding per capita and have spent less than 20 percent of their awards so far. (source)
- Hosting next year's summits will increase expectations on the Canadian government to correct its image as a "laggard" on climate change, Keith Stewart, climate change program director at WWF-Canada, said Sunday. (source)
- "The pharmaceutical sector has been a big laggard in recent months but the rating is quite lowly so it wouldn't take very much to push shares up by 10% and they would still be on undemanding ratings," Mr. Bell said. (source)
- But even so-called "laggard" mobile phone markets like the USA are witnessing a strong shift to the mobile internet, led by recent internet enabled phones like the iPhone and email enabled phones like the Blackberry. (source)
- If one really believes that we are in a "new era" then the Canadian market is merely a laggard which is due to make up ground on the other markets when commodity prices and, concomitantly, the Canadian dollar improve. (source)
- To give you an idea of how hot Latin America ETFs have been in the past year, the EWZ) is up 120%, ILF is up just over 100% and the iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index is the "laggard" of that trio, up "just" 90%. (source)
- He informed us that PMSH is known as a 'laggard' (shades of Fifer and the knuckldragging remark) as far as Climate change, and that PMSH must be 'feeling the pressure' and that is why he changed his mind about attending Copenhagen. (source)
- In Grist, Terry Tamminen argues that a push in clean tech could revive America's "laggard" manufacturing sector -- noting how once upon a time 'Made in Japan' stickers denoted cheap goods, and now the nation is a leader in innovators. (source)
- If the people about you are carrying on their business or their benevolence at a pace which drains the life out of you, resolutely take a slower pace; be called a laggard, make less money, accomplish less work than they, but be what you were meant to be and can be. (source)
- He -- as well as the politicians in attendance -- knows that because most Americans have not directly experienced the much higher living standards that most Europeans enjoy, Washington could long ignore our laggard status as the wealthiest third world country on earth. (source)
- Just last month, Lloyd's noted, a coalition of investors from 13 countries representing about $2.1 trillion in assets decided to call out 86 "laggard" companies that had failed to deliver on their commitments as signatories of the United Nations Global Compact - a policy initiative initiated 10 years ago that seeks to bring global business in line with (source)
- Emerging stock bull run fuels hunt for laggard trades equity bull run may extend into 2010 are prompting investors who missed the rally to seek out so-called laggard As investors consider how to position their portfolios for the year ahead, the eternal debate between active and passive Canada posted gains across almost all categories in November, in stark contrast to the results from a month earlier in which most of (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "laggard" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 7 synonyms for laggard.
dawdler, idler, lingerer, loafer, lounger, slow starter, slowpoke
We have 0 antonyms for laggard.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of laggard from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) One that lags; a straggler.
- (adjective) Hanging back or falling behind; dilatory. See Synonyms at slow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Hanging back; loitering.
- (noun) One who lags behind and takes more time than is necessary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Slow; sluggish; backward.
- (noun) One who lags; a loiterer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Slow; sluggish; backward.
- (noun) One who lags; a loiterer; a lazy, slack fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
- (adjective) wasting time