What are some alternative words for retard?

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

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term retard.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a person of subnormal intelligence

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    decelerate, slow down, slow up, check, slow, delay

  3. retard(verb)

    be delayed

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Wiktionary

  1. retard(noun)

    A person with mental retardation.

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

  2. retard(verb)

    Synonyms:
    postpone, put off

  3. retard(verb)

    Synonyms:
    hang back, stay back

    Antonyms:
    come forward

  4. retard(verb)

    Synonyms:
    hinder, slow down, slow, decelerate

    Antonyms:
    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retard

    Synonyms:
    clog, hinder, obstruct, impede, defer

    Antonyms:
    accelerate, expedite, promote

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retard(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    check, obstruct, clog, impede, hinder

  2. retard(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to say retard in sign language?

  1. retard

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#64see
#272check
#333control
#424learn
#834mark
#871watch
#1001stay
#1038stop
#1042bar
#1067condition
#1275hold
#1372ensure
#1536match
#1618break
#1662block
#1734agree
#1914determine
#1931fit
#2167prevent
#2505train
#2700contain
#2901slow
#3446delay
#4224crack
#4775stupid
#5420moderate
#5491discipline
#6781relax
#7231assure
#7523arrest
#9564dumb
#9957resist
#10044insure
#10551idiot
#10816foil
#10852tick
#11623interrupt
#11919correspond
#12242oppose
#12394checker
#12551curb
#17781slack
#18615tally
#19789retardation
#19866ascertain
#20760retarded
#22854hinder
#23567defer
#23611hamper
#25712unwind
#26048moron
#28220postpone
#29400impede
#30189clog
#34071retard
#36264thwart
#36830counteract
#39730obstruct
#40155detain
#41205baffle
#43520embarrass
#49040frustrate
#53908balk
#59637decompress
#63623moronic
#67247tard
#76667changeling
#85364jibe
#98357imbecile
#98831encumber
#99861nutcase
#102513chequer
#103768cretin
#108861doofus
#131669decelerate
#154483slacken
#156420nitwit
#170039dimwit
#213898gibe

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
  • tardigarIdo
  • ritardato mentale, ritardareItalian
  • リタードJapanese
  • 병신Korean
  • retardantLatin
  • mogoolDutch
  • задерживать, дебил, тормоз, задержка, откладывать, замедлениеRussian
  • رکھوUrdu

Get even more translations for retard »

Translation

Find a translation for the retard synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Images & Illustrations of retard

  1. Images & Illustrations of retard
    Images & Illustrations of retard
    Images & Illustrations of retard

Discuss these retard synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"retard." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 24 May 2019. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/retard>.

Are we missing a good synonym for retard?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for retard:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.