What is the meaning of belatedly?

adverb

  • Later than usual or than expected.
    • usage: "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
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APAWordNet. (2010). belatedly. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/belatedly/definitions/1250785
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