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belated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of belate

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belated ‎(comparative more belated, superlative most belated)

  1. Later in relation to the proper time something should have happened.
    Happy belated birthday!
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England manager Roy Hodgson instantly restored Rooney after a two-match suspension in place of Andy Carroll with orders to make a belated mark on the campaign after sitting out the draw against France and victory against Sweden.

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