Be*hind"hand`(), adv. & a. [Behind + hand.]
1. In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.
2. In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as,
behindhand in studies or in work.
In this also [dress] the country are very much behindhand.Addison.
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