laggards; laggardly

Hey pokey! Yeah you, Mr. Slow Pants. Quit your dawdling! This is no time to be a laggard, or someone who's always lagging behind.

So who was the bigger laggard — the tortoise or the hare? Well that turtle sure was slow moving, but at least he continued at a steady pace. The hare was speedy, but took more time than necessary, goofing around and falling behind. It's a tough call, and one that the literary community has totally been dragging their feet on. What a bunch of laggards!

Definitions of laggard
  1. noun
    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    synonyms: dawdler, drone, lagger, poke, trailer
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    lingerer, loiterer
    someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
    plodder, slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud
    someone who moves slowly
    potterer, putterer
    a person who putters about
    straggler, strayer
    someone who strays or falls behind
    type of:
    bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer
    person who does no work
  2. adjective
    wasting time
    synonyms: dilatory, pokey, poky
    not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
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