Synonyms of late in English:

late


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adjective

1‘the train was one and a half hours late’

SYNONYMS
behind time, behind schedule, behind, behindhand
not on time, unpunctual, tardy, running late, overdue, long-overdue, delayed, long-delayed, belated
slow, dilatory
ANTONYMS

punctual, early, fast

2‘her late husband’

SYNONYMS
dead, deceased, departed, lamented, passed away, passed on, lost, expired, gone, extinct, perished
ANTONYMS

alive, existing

3‘he was Minister for Education in the late government’

SYNONYMS
previous, preceding, former, past, prior, earlier, as was, sometime, one-time, ex-, erstwhile, old, defunct, precedent, foregoing, no longer extant
ci-devant
formal quondam
archaic whilom
ANTONYMS

current


adverb

1‘she had arrived late’

SYNONYMS
behind schedule, behind time, behindhand, unpunctually, belatedly, tardily, at the last minute, at the tail end
dilatorily, slowly, recently
ANTONYMS

early, betimes

2‘I was working late’

SYNONYMS
after hours, after office hours, overtime, past the usual closing time, past the usual finishing time, past the usual stopping time

3‘I won't have you staying out late’

SYNONYMS
late at night, till the early hours of the morning
informal till the wee small hours, till all hours
British informal until stupid o'clock

Phrases

    of late

    ‘she'd been drinking too much of late’


    SYNONYMS

    recently, lately, latterly, in the past few days, in the last couple of weeks, in recent times

    newly, freshly, not long ago