What is the opposite of early?

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Adjective
Opposite of of, relating to, belonging to, or occurring in, a former time (near the beginning)
“Telepathic communication could well be a future invention.”
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
“In the recent versions of the popular game, the graphics have become increasingly realistic with more complex game mechanics.”
Adjective
Opposite of completed before need or a milestone event
“Because everyone was busy, we had to hold a belated birthday party for our brother.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done before the usual or expected time
“She was a late bloomer as she experienced a major growth spurt in the latter years of her university life.”
Adjective
Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to inception
Adjective
Opposite of existing or occurring at the beginning
“The final bell rings and the rooms empty out before the teachers can even look up from their books.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done before the usual or expected time
Adjective
Opposite of having been in existence for a very long time
“A lot of what makes weblogs interesting is their personal, ephemeral, and informal nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done before the normal or expected time
Adjective
Opposite of relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something
Adjective
Opposite of involving or limited to basic principles
Adjective
Opposite of occurring in advance
“In the ensuing panic, it appears other hostages had inadvertently set off booby traps laid in the theatre by the rebels.”
Adjective
Opposite of young or immature in age
“He went on to become a student at the University of Leipzig, where he earned a doctoral degree at the mature age of 23.”
Adjective
Opposite of from or reminiscent of an earlier time or era
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity
Adjective
Opposite of in a crude or unfinished state
“We have provided a detailed summary of all services rendered in the following email.”
Adverb
Opposite of prior to the expected time
“Due to delays, the train arrived late in their schedule.”
Adverb
Opposite of in or after a short time
“We will begin with the entree and the main course will be served later.”
Adverb
Opposite of immediately, in a prompt manner
“Get here late and you will miss the main event!”
Adverb
Opposite of near the beginning of the day
“I would still be at the premises late after everyone had already left.”
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