previously unexpected period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying.
To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.
See synonyms for QUICKEN.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
delay, hold, time lag, postponement, waitnoun
time during which some action is awaited
"instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
clutch, grip, storage area, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
delay, detain, hold upverb
cause to be slowed down or delayed
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
stay, detain, delayverb
stop or halt
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
check, retard, delayverb
slow the growth or development of
"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
checker, check, slow up, slow down, moderate, mark, slow, watch, look into, crack, check up on, arrest, go over, tick off, match, tick, fit, hold back, stop, ascertain, determine, assure, find out, agree, turn back, stay, check into, train, break, control, check off, check out, learn, curb, hold up, hold, see to it, see, chequer, discipline, mark off, tally, ensure, decelerate, hold in, suss out, detain, contain, check over, jibe, condition, retard, correspond, insure, gibe
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List of paraphrases for "delay":
delays, postpone, delaying, retardation, postponement, delayed, backlog, late, backwardness, deadline, defer, lag, lateness, procrastination, tardiness, demora, retard, ado, postponed, time-limit, period, slippage, postpones, overdue, behind, timeframe, deferral, time, wait
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Even with new announcements from Germany and Canada, all G7 countries need to go further and faster with their individual commitments as well as take collective responsibility for achieving the $ 100 billion goal before COP26, they acknowledge in the communiqué that more commitments must come by COP. So I think the question is,' Why not now ? What's the delay ?' Developing countries deserve to have the confidence going into COP 26 that the Paris Agreement will be delivered. And it can't go down to the wire. These leaders need to prioritise building trust and momentum now with the four and a half months left to COP 26.
I was hoping the President would not even tweet yesterday about John Lewis. At this point we don't need anybody's sympathies or tweets. What we need is action, if you really want to honor the life of John Lewis, you don't do things like gut the fair housing laws. You don't sow the seeds of division. And you don't delay bringing the Voting Rights Advancement Act named after John Lewis to the floor. And that should be brought to the floor immediately.
There is a lot of frustration because of the onerous restrictions that are being placed on individuals who are prosecuting air operations, the ‘mother may I?’ request chain to be able to engage is inducing delay in actually being effective. You have obvious Islamic State targets you would like to engage but you have to wait to get approval that takes hours.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supports the legislation and had hoped to pass it last Thursday, but Mitch McConnell was forced to delay consideration past the expiration date after Mike Lee, R-Utah, and two other senators Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden said they would object. The House legislation, negotiated by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, would renew several provisions the FBI sees as vital to fighting terrorism but also aim to ensure stricter oversight of how the bureau conducts surveillance. PAUL : MY FISA AMENDMENT WILL KEEP Mike Lee had proposed a deal on the Senate floor Thursday extension of the current authorities if the Senate would consider several amendments to the White House bill that would further limit them. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, speaking on the floor for Mitch McConnell, objected to that deal, saying the Senate should instead pass the House bill. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has pushed for FISA reforms. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Were not a rubberstamp for the House of Representatives, were certainly not a rubber stamp for the Deep State.
Instead of creating competition, it will delay competition.
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- سوف, تأخر, تأخيرArabic
- забавяне, забавям, отлагам, отлагане, закъснениеBulgarian
- etwas [[verschieben]], sich [[verspäten]], VerzögerungGerman
- retrasar, demorar, retraso, demoraSpanish
- درنگ, دیرکردPersian
- siirtää, viivästys, viivästyttää, viivyttääFinnish
- retard, retarder, délaiFrench
- dàilScottish Gaelic
- איחור, לעכבHebrew
- विलंब, देरHindi
- 遅れ, 遅らせる, 遅延Japanese
- دوای ئهخات, دواخستن, پاشخستنKurdish
- akutōtanga, whakaakutōMāori
- uitstellen, vertragingDutch
- mora, atrasar, demorar, atraso, demoraPortuguese
- întârzia, întârziere, amânaRomanian
- задержа́ть, задержка, опоздание, заде́рживать, отложи́ть, промедление, откла́дыватьRussian
- skjuta upp, förseningSwedish
- gecikme, ertelemek, rötarTurkish
- trì hoãn, hoãnVietnamese
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