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 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lateness, like: retardation, slowness, tardiness, belatedness, protraction, prolongation, advanced hour, late date, anticipation, earliness and promptness.