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Synonyms for retard
rɪˈtɑrd for 1-3, 5 ; ˈri tɑrd for 4

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard(verb)

    a person of subnormal intelligence

    nitwit, moron, doofus, cretin, dimwit, idiot, changeling, imbecile, half-wit

  2. retard(verb)

    cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

    "This drug will retard your heart rate"

    decelerate, slow down, slow up, check, slow, delay

  3. retard(verb)

    be delayed

    decelerate, slow down, slow up, check, slow, delay

  4. check, retard, delay(verb)

    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, delay, correspond, insure, gibe

  5. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard(verb)

    lose velocity; move more slowly

    "The car decelerated"

    decompress, delay, slack, check, unwind, loosen up, slow up, decelerate, unbend, slacken, relax, slow down, slow


  1. retard(verb)

    To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder

    idiot, moron, tard, learning difficulties, hold-up, imbecile, delay, mental deficient, retardation

  2. retard(verb)

    To put off; to postpone.

    postpone, put off

  3. retard(verb)

    To stay back.

    hang back, stay back

    come forward

  4. retard(verb)

    hinder, slow down, slow, decelerate

    speed, accelerate, speed up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retard

    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.

    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, stay, stop, thwart

    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retard

    clog, hinder, obstruct, impede, defer

    accelerate, expedite, promote

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retard(v. a.)

    check, obstruct, clog, impede, hinder

  2. retard(v. a.)

    delay, defer, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, put off

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retard(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retard":

    retarded, delay, nutcase, stupid, moron, dumb, moronic

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How to use retard in a sentence?

  1. Gabriel Miles:

    You're a retard.

  2. Tommy Boy:

    Richard Okay... seatbelts. Just put the little thing into the big thing and... I tell ya what. If you don't know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I'll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you're a RETARD

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Translations for retard

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • idioot, vertraagde, idiote, agterbly, nole, mongole, vertragings, uitstel, vertraagdes, nool, mongool, vertraging, vertraagAfrikaans
  • تأخيرArabic
  • perecear, retardarSpanish
  • viivyttää, idiootti, vähä-älyinen, viive, hidastaa, jälkeenjäänyt, jarruttaa, lykätä, kehari, hidasteFinnish
  • retardé, retard, attardéFrench
  • कम करनाHindi
  • tardigarIdo
  • ritardato mentale, ritardareItalian
  • リタードJapanese
  • 병신Korean
  • retardantLatin
  • mogoolDutch
  • задерживать, дебил, тормоз, задержка, откладывать, замедлениеRussian
  • رکھوUrdu

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