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Behindhand - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Behindhand' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Behindhand [ adv. & a.]
- In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.
- In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.

Meaning of 'Behindhand' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . behindhand [ r]
Meaning (1):
- in debt
Example in sentence:
  • a company that has been run behindhand for years;
  • a month behind in the rent;
  • he fell behind with his mortgage payments;
  • in arrears with their utility bills
2 . behindhand [ s]
Meaning (2):
- behind schedule
Example in sentence:
  • was behindhand with the rent