Synonyms of retard


1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard, simpleton, simple

usage: a person of subnormal intelligence


1. retard, decelerate, slow down

usage: cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"

2. retard, be

usage: be delayed

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

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

4. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

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