how to pronounce laggard


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laggard is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of laggard in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a laggard student in your class you know …”

meanings of laggard


  1. Lagging behind; taking more time than the others in a group.
  2. Not growing as quickly as the rest of the flock or herd.


  1. One who lags behind; one who takes more time than is necessary or than the others in a group.

laggard frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word laggard occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics laggard can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that laggard can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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