Meaning of behindhand

be•hind•hand

Pronunciation: (bi-hīnd'hand"), [key]
— adv., adj.
  1. late; tardy.
  2. behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads.
  3. in debt or arrears.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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