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Synonyms for retarded
rɪˈtɑr dɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentally retarded, retarded, developmentally challenged(adj)

    people collectively who are mentally retarded

    "he started a school for the retarded"

    Synonyms:
    mentally retarded, developmentally challenged

    Antonyms:
    precocious, advanced

  2. retarded(adj)

    relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

    "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

    Antonyms:
    precocious, advanced

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retarded":

    delayed, retard, stupid, dumb, mentally-handicapped, moronic, castrated, overdue

How to pronounce retarded?

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How to say retarded in sign language?

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#6366delayed
#9564dumb
#20760retarded
#21061overdue
#34071retard
#63623moronic
#81953castrated

How to use retarded in a sentence?

  1. Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings:

    I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves.

  2. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.

  3. Donald Trump:

    This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner.

  4. David Cohen:

    Society after World War II discovered a new passion to solve social problems and include the excluded, and all sorts of institutions( including orphanages, institutions for mentally retarded persons, homes for unwed mothers, youth detention centers, etc.) were phased out, with their residents often in effect kicked out from where they had lived for years.


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