Laggards are people who are not very active or committed. They are usually the last people to join a group, or the first to leave a group.

  • The laggards were the last to arrive at the party, and the first to leave.

  • The laggards were the only ones who didn't learn the new material.

Definition of laggards


someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind


dawdler, drone, lagger, poke, trailer


wasting time


dilatory, pokey, poky

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Example Sentences for laggards

  • 1

    He is a laggard in his work.

  • 2

    This means that there are no official sanctions for laggards.

  • 3

    He was mocked and considered a laggard, or worse.

  • 4

    An obvious contender for the title of a laggard is undoubtedly Cyprus.

  • 5

    The Euro zone economy is likely to remain laggard in 2013.

  • 6

    How is Dallas both a national leader and state laggard

  • 7

    Dentsu is an apparent laggard in the United States advertising market.

  • 8

    Congressional leaders and advocates have criticized the laggard administration.

  • 9

    Nokia is another laggard in 2012 that has stormed back this month.

  • 10

    Always looking to shake his laggard past he pursued the life of a party animal.