A decrease in velocity
Anticipation means the state of being prepared for something upcoming.
A delaying or being delayed
(Only in singular, sports and figuratively) Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
Find another word for lateness. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lateness, like: advanced hour, belatedness, tardiness, retardation, protraction, prolongation, slowness, backwardness, late date, anticipation and earliness.