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I need a word having the opposite meaning to the word timely, which means happening at a suitable moment.

But the word untimely means,

describes something bad that happens unexpectedly early or at a time that is not suitable.

This is not the exactly opposite meaning since it describes something bad, I don't want to express this as a bad thing. So it isn't suitable for the below sentence.

Reading printed magazines is just a way to get to know the latest updates around the world in a non-timely manner.

Is non-timely a good choice and what's other word suitable?

  • Do you want to rephrase "non-timely manner" into "anytime" manner? – Mistu4u Oct 6 '13 at 8:14
  • I don't know, but you can cheat and rewrite the sentence: Reading printed magazines keeps you up-to-date with the latest in last week's news. – snailboat Oct 6 '13 at 8:15
  • @Mistu4u, no. I'm actually not sure about the word non-timely constructed by me is right or not. – canoe Oct 6 '13 at 8:39
  • Can you break down more minutely so that we can understand what do you want to mean by "non-timely". – Mistu4u Oct 6 '13 at 8:40
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    I want to express it is late, not timely and not fast. – canoe Oct 6 '13 at 8:48
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Tardy

Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late.

Microsoft's tardy response to iPhone – After its debacle with the Kin, Microsoft has gotten its smartphone act together with the announcement of its first Windows Mobile 7 phones (10/11/2010)

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    "Reading printed magazines is just a way to get to know the latest updates around the world in a tardy manner." sounds very unnatural in my ears. – Dominic Dec 15 '14 at 14:15
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Reading printed magazines is just a way to get to know the latest updates around the world in a delayed manner.

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