Synonyms of delayed


1. delay, detain, hold up, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

usage: 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"

2. delay, wait, hold off, hold back

usage: act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

3. stay, detain, delay, check, retard, delay

usage: stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"

4. check, retard, delay, change, alter, modify

usage: slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"


1. delayed, retarded (vs. precocious)

usage: not as far along as normal in development

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