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Synonyms for retardation
ˌri tɑrˈdeɪ ʃənre·tar·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceleration, slowing, retardationnoun

    a decrease in rate of change

    "the deceleration of the arms race"

    Synonyms:
    slowness, subnormality, slowing, slowdown, mental retardation, retardant, backwardness, lag, deceleration, retardent

  2. retardationnoun

    the extent to which something is delayed or held back

    Synonyms:
    slowness, subnormality, slowing, slowdown, mental retardation, retardant, backwardness, lag, deceleration, retardent

  3. retardant, retardent, retardationnoun

    any agent that retards or delays or hinders

    "flame-retardant"

    Synonyms:
    slowness, subnormality, slowing, slowdown, mental retardation, retardant, backwardness, lag, deceleration, retardent

  4. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormalitynoun

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

    Synonyms:
    lag, retardant, deliberation, slowing, backwardness, slowdown, deceleration, deliberateness, ineptness, mental retardation, clumsiness, unhurriedness, retardent, subnormality, awkwardness, maladroitness, slowness, ineptitude

  5. slowdown, lag, retardationnoun

    the act of slowing down or falling behind

    Synonyms:
    slowness, meantime, backwardness, retardent, subnormality, interim, slowdown, retardant, mental retardation, slowing, meanwhile, lag, deceleration, stave

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  1. List of paraphrases for "retardation":

    delay, backwardness, underdevelopment, deceleration

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#19789retardation
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#34337retardant
#47518stave
#49607deceleration
#53531slowness
#76733awkwardness
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#96428backwardness
#101812clumsiness
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#323868retardent

How to use retardation in a sentence?

  1. U. S. Government Study On The Labeling Of Children:

    The term "learning disability" has appeal because it implies a specific neurological condition for which no one can be held particularly responsible, and yet it escapes the stigma of mental retardation. There is no implication of neglect, emotional disturbance, or improper training or education, nor does it imply a lack of motivation on the part of the child. For these cosmetic reasons, it is a rather nice term to have around.

  2. Denis Viljoen:

    These kids all have mild to moderate mental retardation.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    The statement of [Sen. Rand] Paul would create anxiety because he's a doctor, he's a respected senator and there is no evidence that I'm aware of that a vaccine causes mental retardation, if he has that evidence he should come forward and let the scientific community do something about it. You cannot scare people by anecdote.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When politics becomes idiocy of idiots, then hot and false speeches result in mental retardation instead of people's true welfare; it mirrors failure politicians of failure society. The enemies don't need to harm such self-harming society.


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