What is the opposite of timely?

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Adjective
Opposite of quick, acting without delay
“The chiefs advanced at a tardy pace, followed in successive ranks by their vassal captains, and personal attendants.”
Adjective
Opposite of at the right, convenient or appropriate time
“The April festival has been sunk by an ill-timed deluge of rain.”
Adjective
Opposite of auspicious, likely to prove to be favorable
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 appropriate or suitable in the circumstances
Adjective
Opposite of beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
Adjective
Opposite of given or done without hesitation
“I was hesitant about watching a movie that featured a rock star as its main player.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to current affairs
Adjective
Opposite of very pleasing due to being much needed or desired
“He delivered some unpleasant news that he flunked his exam, much to the chagrin of his parents.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant in importance or esteem
“No offense, but your useless opinion on this matter isn't really required.”
Adjective
(archaic) Opposite of received or experienced with gratitude
“Our rest was disturbed by an unwelcome banging on the door.”
Adjective
Opposite of offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The worst thing you can do right now is to do nothing.”
Adverb
Opposite of at exactly the right moment or in the right way
Adverb
Opposite of prior to the expected time
Adverb
Opposite of in an appropriate manner, to the purpose
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