Meaning of laggard

lag•gard

Pronunciation: (lag'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
—adj.
  1. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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